[Status by Mary Lambert
Incorrect responses to a public figure coming out (OR TO ANYONE COMING OUT):
"We already knew" "Who cares" "I’m coming out as straight. ha ha."
1. Visibility is an incredibly powerful tool against homophobia.
2. Homosexuality is illegal in 83 countries.
3. Heterosexuality is not a hurdle.]
HETEROSEXUALITY IS NOT A HURDLE
TRY TO GET A DATE WITH LITERALLY ANYONE NORMAL
TRY GOING TO ANY FAMILY EVENT AND HAVING EVERYONE ASK YOU WHY YOU DONT HAVE A BOYFRIEND YET
AND WHEN YOU DO HAVE A BOYFRIEND WHY YOU HAVEN’T GOTTEN MARRIED YET
AND WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED WHY YOU HAVEN’T HAD KIDS YET
once you come out as gay, and people accept it or don’t, THAT IS THE END. that is the end of the conversation. YOU LUCKY FUCKERS
Lol that’s right. They either accept you’re gay or not.
Or kick you out
Or send you to reprogramming camps
Or sterilize you
Or murder you
Boy us queers got it so easy.
Pro tip: if your comment or post ends with telling an oppressed group they are “so fucking lucky”, delete your post and instead occupy yourself with the no doubt arduous task of removing your head from your own ass.
straight people like “i cant get a sweetheart :(” queer people like “please dont murder me on the street”
Not to mention it’s also harder for queer people to get dates because there are so few people who are openly queer (because of you know, the whole “we might get murdered” thing)
Just because you’re out doesn’t mean that the first thing doesn’t still happen to you. I went to visit my wife’s family with her one time, and we had been together several years and her family was well aware, but we weren’t married yet… When her mom asked her if she was pregnant and her dad reminded her if she kept doing whatever it is she was doing at the time that she was never going to meet the right guy. So no. Just because you’re out doesn’t mean that family doesn’t ask you when you’re going to bring home someone of the opposite sex.
I’m lesbian, I have a girlfriend, my family accepts and loves both of us. But we still can’t hold hands in public without assholes screaming at us from passing cars. It’s bad enough that it only had to happen once and we’re both scared to show affection in public because the next asshole could be the one who tries to hurt or murder us. I’m lucky in many ways, but until I can hold my girlfriend’s hand and not fear being attacked, I will never be as lucky as a straight person