I’m an LGBTQ ally.
November 20, 2012
I feel like we have a great relationship. I know I can always come to you for something even if I feel like I can’t go to my parents/guardians. So, can I bring something up that’s been bugging me for a little while now?
I’ve heard you say some negative things about gay and lesbian people and make fun of transgender people. It really makes me uncomfortable when you say things like that. What you’re saying is hurtful and insulting to them. But it’s also hurtful to me, because there are lesbian, gay and transpeople that I care about.
When you make nasty remarks or make fun of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, it’s like you’re saying those things about my friends. It feels pretty awful. Could you not talk like that about people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans?