I’m frustrated by what seems to be a war between LGBTQUIA+ sexualities.
While we ask for equality and representation we trample other sexualities when they ARE represented.
This is exactly what the LGBTQ+ communities struggle with against ignorant heterosexuals.
The tendency of the straight communities seems to be that they do their best to erase our representation. All of us.
This is what we fight for.
And yet, I see our communities fighting against one another, erasing one another. Why?
One is not greater than the other. Why not support each other and equalize us all?
We’re mad at heterosexuals for telling us we can’t like our same sex.
And yet I hear all sides telling bisexuals they can’t like both? Or that pansexuals can’t like all? Or that asexuals can’t be real because sex is a natural instinct, they just haven’t had good enough sex, and/or something’s wrong with them? Because you could choose, right? We all chose this incredibly difficult lifestyle, right?
So many of us never cried ourselves to sleep at night wishing we were ‘normal,’ wishing this was easier, right?
Demanding an increase of representation for LGBTQ+ communities should NOT mean erasure of heterosexuality representation, either. Believe it or not there are heterosexual allies out there who support us as much as they can because they see what we go through. They empathize. They fight for us too.
Why erase them? Why hate them?
We would become the enemy we’re already fighting against. “They did it to us first,” is not a reason to commit the same wrong. It would be an endless circle.
Why attempt to triumph over the others, to be the lone victor? You know what it’s like to be the odd one out. Don’t become the enemy. Don’t pick up their traits. We can be better than that. We can be better than the hateful ignorance we receive. We don’t have to be ignorant.
Ignorance fights what it refuses to understand.