the LGBTQA resource center made a lil typo, i fixed it
*rolls eyes into oblivion*
And DONT erase ally either!
no just erase the ally
erase all the ally
being an ally is not a sexual orientation or a way of life that is discriminated against
so just erase the ally
Being an ally is like being a parent at a sporting event. Like yes great, you know those people on the field and you care about them but you are not playing the game you are not the one who is going to get hurt you have no stakes you personally do not ‘win’ anything so changing the A to ally is like a parent running out onto a field after a big game, ripping the trophy away from the child and being like:
LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! I WON! I WON THE GAME! ME IT WAS ALL ME YOU GUYS COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT ME!!!!!!
and that is just plain silly.
1. Let’s stop asexual erasure!
2. Let’s have more allies with perspective on just how much of our movement is about them (it’s not. at all. ever).
3. BUT LETS KNOW OUR HISTORY. Historically, many student (and other) groups included A to mean Allies, because there was a time when (like when I was in college) it was not safe to be an ally and mentioning allies was the only way many closeted queer people could safely participate in our activities. This is still true in many places.
4. It’s still not safe to be an ally in some places. Ally still gives cover to people in the closet who want to be with other queer people. Where this is an issue, MORE THAN ONE A PLEASE. AND OBVIOUSLY LEAD WITH THE ONE FOR ASEXUALS.
5. Because I’m sure someone will see this and yell that I am an entitled ally. I’m a bisexual queer person who has has the privilege (and occasional stupidity) to be more or less out for 30 years. Also, I only speak for me, you get to disagree with me all you want, but there is a context there about how we’ve used ally in the past that I do think we need to be aware of when dealing with allies in the present.
I cosign RM as a transperson of a certain age, queer in at least three senses of the word.