Hetero-supremacy Will Not Be Tolerated!
How can I tell you? How can I convince you, brothers and sisters that your life is in danger? That everyday you wake up alive, relatively happy, and a functioning human being, you are committing a rebellious act. You as an alive and functioning queer are a revolutionary. There is nothing on this planet that validates, protects or encourages your existence. It is a miracle you are standing here reading these words. You should by all rights be dead.
Don't be fooled, straight people own the world and the only reason you have been spared is you're smart, lucky, or a fighter. Straight people have a privilege that allows them to do whatever they please without fear. But not only do they live a life free of fear; they flaunt their freedom in my face. Their images are on my TV, in the magazine I bought, in the restaurant I want to eat in, and on the street where I live. I want there to be a moratorium on straight marriage, on babies, on public displays of affection among the opposite sex and media images that promote heterosexuality. Until I can enjoy the same freedom of movement and sexuality, as straights, their privilege must stop and it must be given over to me and my queer sisters and brothers.
It is easier to fight when you know who your enemy is. Straight hetero-supremacist people are your enemy. They are your enemy when they don't acknowledge your invisibility and continue to live in and contribute to a culture that kills you.Every day one of us is taken by the enemy. Whether it is an AIDS death due to homophobic government inaction, our brilliant/talented youth that is bullied to suicide for being queer, or a lesbian bashing in an all-night diner (in a supposedly lesbian neighborhood), we are being systematically picked off and we will continue to be wiped out unless we realize that if they take one of us they must take all of us.
Stand tall and be PROUD to be who you are.(*Note* We are in NO WAY heterophobic nor do we condone violence or threats against the straight community. We love our straight allies and are seeking to weed out the homophobic ones who are at fault for the attacks on our queer brothers and sisters, our community, and our youth.
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