q is for queer

At the queer cafe
  • Me: hey yeah I'll get a medium "Turbo Virgin" siv oo play
  • The skinny girl with ugly glasses next to me: ummm barista? Op isn't ace and just used an ace slur?
  • Me: but it's on the men-
  • The barista: *pulls out a gun and points it at me* ma'am I'm gonna need you to prove ur an asexy before I can give u this drink, now answer honestly and I'll know if you're lying, have you ever done the frickle-frackle?
  • Me: ya know what there's a puddle outside I'll just slurp some of that up to quench my thirst
  • Everyone in the cafe simultaneously: that's valid

Stop telling people who are comfortable with their identities that sexuality is fluid or that labels are restrictive.

Telling lesbians and gay men that they might end up with someone of the opposite gender because “you never know” is gross.

In the struggle to seem more “queer” so many people end up saying the exact same shit homophobes say.

i want to like. make a list of not-str8 historical figures bc ppl are tagging that walt whitman post like “omg wait really” & honestly yall deserve better.

Like, you know who wasn’t straight? Charlotte Bronte, who wrote Jane Eyre. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who wrote Swan Lake. E.M. Forster, who wrote A Passage to India. Marcel Proust. Henry James. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Virginia Woolf. Herman Melville. Michelangelo. Leonardo Da Vinci. Socrates. William fucking Shakespeare.

And these are just (a few of) the ones we known about, because there’s a storied history of coded messages in literature that mean we are often looking gay metaphors in the face and not understanding them. We’re there, we’re out there, and I’m so mad that I didn’t know.

We have a history. We have a legacy. WE’VE ALWAYS BEEN HERE.

not to be a backwards-thinking assimilationist not-radical gay but as someone who has been out for over a decade and faced a lot of backlash for it i would actually really like to be normal. i would really like to be treated normally by society. i’m proud of my identity and i will never apologize for that, but fuck man. there was a post that went around once that really resonated with me – “being gay is a radical act of defiance that none of us signed up for”.

i don’t exist as a lesbian to “challenge societal norms” and i wasn’t outed against my will when i was young just to grow up and be expected to fulfill a role in some “queer” movement that involves fucking, making kinks seem revolutionary or what the fuck ever

i deserve to want to feel normal and i don’t understand why it’s shocking to anyone that after girls like me grow up ashamed of our own thoughts, abused, and constantly knowing that every straight girl around us is more valuable and loved and sane than we are just to be told it’s “not radical” to want to be treated with respect and normalcy by a society that rejected us

im about to come out to my parents (i’m a heteroromantic demisapiosexual, meaning i only feel sexual attraction to smart people i already have a strong emotional bond with). i hope they accept my Queer identity

To the closeted queers

Closeted gays, lesbians, bisexuals, pansexuals, asexuals, aromantics, polysexuals, trans guys, trans girls, nonbinaries, genderqueers, etc.

Not being out does not make you weak or “wrong”. You are valid, you are brave, and you are so amazingly strong.

A Wholesome Queer Post

Roses are red
Gender is Performative
Mass-produced romance
Is Heteronormative 

Violets are blue
Diversity matters
Representation in the media
Is in complete tatters 

Sugar is sweet
Queer people too
I’m currently having
Some lovely fondue 

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
I am not Straight
And neither are You 

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anyway i’m tired of saying this but “gay” isn’t a slur just because it’s used as an insult, it doesn’t have the same history of usage as the t slur/f slur/d slur/q slur, which are words forced on us to insult us. “gay” is used as an insult and a joke because the thought of being gay is a joke to homophobes and it’s insulting to be compared to gay people. we’re weak, gross, etc, and we call ourselves gay, so people call things they think are stupid/useless/weak “gay”.

y'all know how much obnoxious people call shit “autistic” as an insult? if you go on certain circles of the internet there are plenty of anti sjw-type people calling anything they think is even slightly stupid “pure autism” and call people autistic over stupid internet shit. that doesn’t make “autistic” or “autism” slurs. like gay, they use it as an insult because it’s seen as insult to be compared to autistic people.

learn the fucking difference between people mocking our identities and using a word that has historically been tied to violence against us.