okay i seriously need to ask this
why do other lgbt people hate straight people who support them??
like do you WANT them to hate you what the fuck
god forbid someone believe in equality and be straight
i’m really confused
I don’t even know. I have gay friends and…
Apparently, it’s because there are a lot of shitty allies who talk over actual LGBTQA people and claim the “A” stands for “ally” and generally try to make it all about themselves instead of the actual community.
I’m in my 30s and can number the people I’ve encountered who acted like that on one hand (I know of only one person who actually believed that “A = Ally”, and they were only 13). Most allies I know are genuinely caring, well-meaning people who genuinely want to make life better for others; sometimes we make faux pas because well, let’s face it: we’re all human, and we all make takes and say ignorant and incorrect things from time to time. And yet whenever I complain about the negative stereotype, I get asked if I “want a goddamn cookie” and informed that my place is to “shut the fuck up and listen/learn”. Despite the fact that I’m married to a pansexual guy and am (very likely) not cishet myself. Yeah.
I’ve been told that the real-life community is nothing like the one on tumblr: that if you’re a well-meaning person, you will generally be well-received. I sincerely hope that’s the case, because if there are anywhere near the number of hyper-politically correct assholes in real life as there are here, I weep for the future of humanity.