|Originally posted by prolikewhoa |
maybe i underestimate how close-minded people can be because of my own upbringing. i've been around members of the lgbt community since i was a baby - i grew up in a unitarian chuch with many gay and lesbian members, and my best friend's aunt is transgender so that was never an issue for me. i would never dream of referring to her as a "he." it's just a matter of respect. and you know, just for the record, the bi community is somewhat ostracized too. i can't tell you how many gays and lesbians don't believe we're really bi, especially with bi men. i think that's especially sad. the point is, there are misconceptions all around.
Yeah I am bisexual too, and actually it's something that puts tension into my relationship with the radical queer community, that I am attracted to and available to straight people, straight men no less. That makes me a 'bad radical' in their eyes. In bed with the enemy and all that