My dear lgbt+ kids,
Someone being lgbt+ doesn’t give them a free pass to hate, bully, exclude or ridicule you.
“I’m gay” doesn’t justify making biphobic statements about you.
“I’m trans” doesn’t justify laughing at you for being nonbinary.
“I’m lesbian” doesn’t justify them saying trans boys are not real boys.
White gay men being racist towards black gay men are still racist.
“I’m lgbt+” doesn’t justify hating you for being asexual.
Those are just a few examples. Sadly there are hateful voices inside the lgbt+ community - please don’t let them discourage you.
You’re welcome here, even if you idenity with a less-widely-known label.
You’re welcome here, no matter your skin color
You’re welcome here, no matter what other people, including lgbt+ people, say.
With all my love,
Your Tumblr Mom