I can’t stop thinking about a post I saw recently that echoed a sentiment I’ve seen (and felt myself *in a conditional way*) often: That straight men who fetishize lesbians and straight women (this was specifically with regard to shippers) who fetishize gay men and/or gay sex are assholes.
I want to talk about my conditional feelings. I feel, like I suspect a lot of bi/pan people do, like I’m a bridge between LGBTQ and straight communities. And I’m in a fandom that’s very largely composed of straight women shipping a M/M relationship.
And *every single day* I see you posting support for my people. You take down homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and aphobia. You reblog my LGBTQIAP posts and offer love to us.
You listen to me gush and gripe about my partners and crushes of all genders and have never judged me for my polyamory or my orientation. Rather, you actively offer love and positivity.
So my take is this: You celebrate any ship you like. You enjoy what you enjoy. But if you ship male or femslash and aren’t queer, you better damn well be an ally. You do owe it to us. To gay men, to gay women. To gender nonconformists and to all LGBTQIAP people.
AND YOU ARE doing that work. I see you. And I love you.
I’ve heard exactly one time in the MCU fandom about a woman who shipped male slash and was a homophobe. Other *straight women* called her hypocrisy out HARD. And that is amazing because it’s your job, sisters.
So I want to say thank you. Thank you for supporting the queer people in fandom and for supporting the community as a whole.
Just big warm floofy love to the badass, sweetheart, warrior women who make up this fandom. Biggest solidarity to our ace, trans, queer, genderqueer, pan, bi family of nerds.
Keep being fucking awesome. You are all my Space Viking Loves and my Captains America. My Billionaire Genius Playboy Philanthropists and my Genderfluid Chaos Gods.
when you want your otp to be canon but doesn’t want it to happen at the same time because the sexual tension and the slow burns are the reason why you still want to live another day of your pitiful pathetic life.