I have fought hard for gay rights. My brothers and sisters have fought hard for gay rights. We rioted, we marched, we spoke, we died. We even have a letter in LGBT. We have been a part of this fight since the beginning.
In my opinion, this fight is over. This fight has been over, and within two years, the idea of fighting for 'gay rights' will have become redundant. And yet I am waiting for my gratitude. I am waiting for the acknowledgement.
DADT was repealed. Homosexuals and Bisexuals are now allowed to openly serve in the military. In the eyes of many, that fight is over. Did you know that I cannot serve my country? Did you know that as a transgendered woman, I am not allowed to do so? Funnily enough, nobody seems to mention that when they speak of LGBT rights. It seems that in a lot of cases, once the gay community (especially gay men) have achieved their rights, the 'LGBT rights' movement moves right on. Perhaps it makes sense that most folk call it 'gay rights'.
Fuck you. Fuck you all.
LGBT is a misnomer. The transgendered community is not part of the LGBT community, nor should it. I ask why, especially given that LGB are all sexualities, and the T bit tends toward gender. The two are not intrinsically connected; Transgendered isn't a sexuality. Most people respond with the idea that the trans community is also discriminated against, so it makes sense. Others point out that the trans community has fought alongside the LGB community for a long time. I think that those are really stupid reasons. First, blacks and jews have always been discriminated against, but I don't see a J in there, nor does the B refer to skin color. They're also discriminated against. Before one claims that they're different from LGBT, again I repeat that T is veery different from LGB. The second argument is also bunk; yes, we have fought for the LGB community, but I'll be damned if I see the gay community fighting for us. Yes, a few of them do. But not the community as a whole. Seriously, fuck you.
I have seen enough discrimination against trans people within the gay community to know that our loyalty to them has been misplaced. I see the gay community claim to care about the trans folk, but then when we ask for help, the vast majority ignore us. Perhaps not working against us, or actively hating us, but I don't see the gay community fighting for trans rights like we've fought for them. It's bullshit, and posturing. The gay community has failed us. Me. And I'll be damned if I fight another day for the folk who've failed to fight for me.
Anymore I don't feel an ounce of sympathy for gay rights. I don't care anymore. I don't care to be the bigger man, as it were, and rise above ignoring gay rights like they've ignored trans rights. Fuck that shit. That's just another way to get people to do what you want. Seriously, fuck that. Let the altruistic transfolk do that. I'm not altruistic, I'm angry and vengeful. I'll flat out admit it- I will preach my point of view to people to ensure that there are fewer people buying into the bullshit, I will preach to my brothers and sisters to make them stop fighting for they gay community. The trans community has been taken advantage of- perhaps not by every individual, but by the (mostly white-gay-cis-man) community as a whole. And as such, I will fight against them. I hate the gay community. Not the individuals, and naturally I will continue to support any individuals who need it. But as for the people who fight for 'gay rights' without paying attention to the killing and oppression of transfolk? I'll see you burn.