I’m so sick of some people in the LGBT movement (usually straight, cis “allies”) making everything about marriage equality.
Yeah, I get it, the civil right to marriage is fucking important. If you don’t think people have the right to marry who they want you can go suck an entire bag of dicks. If you think “civil unions” and “domestic partnerships” are good enough, you can still suck a bag of dicks, because they’re not.
But is thatreallythe priority? We have CeCe McDonald in prison for fucking defending herself. We have people facing “corrective” rape. FUCKING RAPE. We have innocent teenagers getting beat up every day, to the point that mothers send their sons to school with stun guns. We have bisexuals, pansexuals, and asexuals being told that their sexual orientation doesn’t even exist. We have religions telling their LGBT followers that they deserve to be punished for all eternity for being themselves. We have people spray painting slurs on cars and buildings. We have trans* people who can’t even go to the bathroom without having the shit kicked out of them. We have a million other things that are far more harmful than marriage inequality.
Not to mention, this marriage equality focus totally erases trans* people. A good chunk of trans* people don’t have to worry about marriage equality, so putting it at the top of the list is cissexist as hell.
Yes, marriage equality isvital. It is what will allow people to visit their same sex partner in the hospital. It is what will allow those same people to have their same sex partner covered on their insurance. It will allow a thousand other things that benefit only opposite sex partners. But I am tired of people pretending that if we get marriage equality, homophobia will magically disappear. It won’t, and when people are dying for their orientation and gender identity, I’m sorry, but some insurance benefits are not my fucking top priority.