trying so hard to focus because I only have three more things to do in the next week, but they are things that take a lot of effort, so it’s not working
I have a few posts in my drafts, one being a set of my favourite kitten gifs and the other being the best pictures of inter-species baby animal friendships.
THE QUEER CASE OF RACISM IN THE GAY COMMUNITY. - TERRY LEVINE | NOGGIN | COPYWRITER | DIGITAL WRITING | DIRECT WRITING | BLOG WRITING | B2B | B2C | TORONTO | CANADA
“Just ask most gay white males whether they’ve ever dated or would date an Asian, for instance, and you’re likely to get the same look as someone who steps in poop on the sidewalk. Of course, if you call them on it or suggest their lack of openness is tantamount to racism, they get defensive. “It’s just a preference!” they insist.
Nobody, it turns out, likes to be called a racist these days. Particularly racists.
Bigotry within the gay community should be viewed the same way — as unacceptable. We all have “preferences” and that’s certainly our right. But we don’t have a right to make people feel inferior because they look different from us — anymore than straight people have a right to make us feel inferior because of who we choose to love. Not in this day and age. Not after all we’ve gone through. Not anymore.”
As a minority group that regularly battles prejudice, violence, and ignorance from governments, hate groups, and the like, LGBTQ people know what it’s like to be discriminated against.
That’s why the gay community tends to pride itself on being anti-discriminatory and accepting of people from all walks of life.
Unfortunately, the gay community is not devoid of casual racism. Even though, in theory, people should know better, certain forms of racism in the LGBTQ community have become so normalized that they get brushed off as minor.
Before I go on, let me define the kind of racism I’m talking about to avoid confusion. Racism, in an institutional sense, is race-based discrimination from a position of power or privilege.
This means that a gay person with white privilege can be racist toward gay people of color and people of color in general.
I’m not talking about mustache twirling, KKK-grade, Hitler level racism that’s so obvious anyone with any sense of human decency would banish it from their mind.
I’m talking about the “little” things, like the fetishization of black men by gay white men, the stigmatization of Asian men by gay men of other races, mainstream LGBTQ campaigns with little racial awareness, and racial “preferences” that can be innocuous, but at times reflect an underlying prejudice.
As normalized as they are, they suck for LGBTQ people of color who are not well represented in either their own racial communities or the mainstream LGBTQ community.
The lack of acceptance from either group puts a strain on how safe LGBTQ people of color feel in a lot of the spaces they occupy.
So if you’re a white and LGBTQ and you want to make sure that LGBTQ spaces are as safe and inclusive for everyone as possible, here are some steps you can take to support people of color and be more racially aware.
Q:Do you believe in global warming/ climate change?
"Banana Pancakes," Jack Johnson
Q:In the post about sister wives they're talking about how meri can't have any children and he's talking about in vitro and meri doesn't want to have it but they don't do it
Believe me, I know. I watched it. The point is that it’s not a thing she wants to do.
I did a free trial of hulu plus to watch a documentary for one of my classes and I thought “let’s make the most of this and watch some cool stuff this week,” but there wasn’t even anything.