I’m an LGBTQ ally.

November 20, 2012

We have a great friendship. I know I can talk to you about anything, even serious stuff. So, can I bring something up that’s been bugging me for a little while now?

I’ve noticed that you’ve been using the phrase “That’s so gay” a lot and making fun of transpeople. 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 call things “gay” that you really mean are “stupid” or “dumb” or you make fun of people who are transgender, it’s like you are saying that people who are LGBTQ are stupid or dumb. It’s homophobic and transphobic, and I wish you would stop.

If you really do think that people who are LGBTQ are stupid or dumb, then, well, maybe we need to rethink this friendship.

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