queer people are always minor passing background characters in television shows to illustrate the fact that we exist but we’re not important enough to be main characters.
things i want to see more of in fiction (a partial list):
- female bisexuals
- male bisexuals
- cis bisexuals
- trans* bisexuals
- non-binary bisexuals
- monogamous bisexuals
- polyamorous bisexuals
- bisexuals who are promiscuous
- bisexuals who have never had sex
- biromantic asexuals
- single bisexuals
- bisexuals in a relationship
- bisexuals who are sure of themselves
- bisexuals who are confused about themselves
- bisexuals of color
- rich bisexuals
- poor bisexuals
- young bisexuals
- old bisexuals
- bisexuals (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧*:・ﾟ✧*:・ﾟ✧
my favorite thing is when queer fangirls want two female characters to get together they’re perceived as horny fangirls but when straight fangirls want two male characters to get together they’re perceived as beautiful allies that god has beamed down from heaven to bestow on all lgbtq folks as champions of gay representation in the media
While you are trying to be supportive saying “Some girls want to be boys and some boys want to be girls, that’s okay.” Is transphobic.
You just completely invalidated their actual gender.
from Attitudes and Self-Images of Male and Female Bisexuals by Carol D. Bronn
“both worlds are closets” Ouch. That one hit home (via loveintheshadowsistheonlykind)
please stop reblogging that “this is what heterophobia would look like if it were real/what if straight people were oppressed” video
flipped-oppression narratives that turn actually marginalised people into villains for a moral point people apparently couldn’t understand unless they were thinking about how it would effect them are gross and terrible and i’m not going to post them
do people really think there’s this sudden influx of gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans* people because it’s “hip” and “cool” now or some shit you realize that there are just as many gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans* people as there were in any point in history it’s just throughout most of history you didn’t hear about any of them because it was REALLY FUCKING UNSAFE TO BE ANY OF THOSE THINGS.
I want queer people to be able to turn on the tv and see themselves.
i want them to be able to watch a shitty romantic comedy with an obvious plot and see themselves, to watch a serious tv show about vampire killing FBI agents and see themselves, to watch a fairytale kid’s movie and see themselves-
i want queer people to count as people outside of shitty, offensive dramas that see queerness as a gate to more drama, something all-defining and life-ruining, written by writers who don’t care enough to learn what’s a stereotype and what’s reality and still want cookies for putting goddamn cardboard cuttouts on their show-
and i want that queerness to be evident and unarguable.
i don’t want shitty backhanded references to a dude’s “friendliness” with his best friend-
i don’t want half-hearted mentions of a main character’s gay friend in an attempt to prove that the character and that the show aren’t homophobic-
I don’t want queerbaiting, that straight viewers can claim was just a joke, because it was, it’s just a joke the show can profit off for “representing” someone they don’t even fucking count as enough of a person to deserve to be treated with respect-
And i want queer ladies and queer dudes and genderqueer queers and i want them to be different races and classes and have different goals and opinions and lifestyles and fashion choices and interests and lives and challenges, because queer people are not one, shitty, poorly done stereotype
I want to count as a fucking person
i want every single queer person to count as a fucking person
a person whose story isn’t a joke, isn’t something to be ashamed of, isn’t something you see once in an afterschool special about not bullying people, until they get “turned straight” or “fixed” or “just hadn’t met the right person” or fucking kill themselves or turn out to be the villain if they “stay queer” because being queer means one has to be ‘punished’ for it-
I want us to fucking count, and i want the media to acknowledge we count.
What does same-sex marriage do for homeless queer youth? What does it do for the trans people being murdered in the streets? What does it do for the poor, of which many, many are queer people of color? Who does all this same-sex marriage stuff really benefit?
Until we stop giving value to certain kinds of relationships over others, until we stop projecting our personal values onto the lives of other consenting adults and making laws about it, until we stop being distracted by the crumbs that the few people in power throw at us so that we are too busy fighting over them to see that the actual pie is still forever off-limits to us, we’ll never break down these oppressive systems that let a few people through the door just so they can help hold it closed to the masses of people still being kept on the other side.