I recently had someone ask why I participate in blog hops like this? This, being the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.
The question was probably not meant to be as revolting as I took it. But to me, the undertone had more to do with a secret phobia of ‘the gay agenda’ than it did with anything I post on this blog. That it came from someone who I thought of as a close personal friend bothered me even more.
So why do I do this? Better yet, why do I fill my timelines with LGBT news of suicides and murders and beatings? Why not just talk about books and cats and those funny gay YouTubers who shit rainbows and never have a bad day. They can just shave their forty-year-old chest and say “We’re all queer and happy here!” and everything is okay. [Read more…]