the LGBTQA resource center made a lil typo, i fixed it
*rolls eyes into oblivion*
And DONT erase ally either!
no just erase the ally
erase all the ally
being an ally is not a sexual orientation or a way of life that is discriminated against
so just erase the ally
Being an ally is like being a parent at a sporting event. Like yes great, you know those people on the field and you care about them but you are not playing the game you are not the one who is going to get hurt you have no stakes you personally do not ‘win’ anything so changing the A to ally is like a parent running out onto a field after a big game, ripping the trophy away from the child and being like:
LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! I WON! I WON THE GAME! ME IT WAS ALL ME YOU GUYS COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT ME!!!!!!
and that is just plain silly.
DISCLAIMER - I AM VERY AWARE THAT THIS ANTI-ALLY POINT OF VIEW DOESN’T APPLY TO EVERYBODY IN THE LGBTQ GROUP… THIS RESPONSE IS MEANT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HOLD THE BELIEF THAT HAVING ALLIES IS NOT IMPORTANT TO THE MOVEMENT.
I’m sorry, guys, but this is further proof that if certain groups aren’t being fought against, they’re not satisfied. I fully support LBGTQ and Asexual rights and beliefs, and I believe that it’s not my place to question or try to change the way that people want to live. I’d stop short of saying I’m 100% an ally, but I’d be the first to fight against the nonsensical beliefs religion and other group has against alternative lifestyles. But more to the point - I feel like removing the full-fledged allies from the LBGTQ group is an affront to all of the people that support equal rights for everybody. You’re telling the allies, “Hey, fuck you all, we don’t need you guys.” My question is this: if you don’t want allies supporting your movement, which is clearly what’s being said here, what do you guys want? Do you just want everybody who doesn’t fall into the Gay, Bi, Lesbian, Trans, Queer, and Asexual categories to fight against you? If the answer is no, like I dearly hope it is, than what about the comment thread about allies not being important makes sense to anybody?
Also, if you want to compare allies of the movement to parents at a sporting event, consider this - most decent parents won’t go down into the field, snatch the trophy out of their kids’ hands and embarrass themselves and their child by doing a victory dance. The role of a supporter is to SUPPORT what the other person’s beliefs and aspirations are, cheer them on as they celebrate victories and pick them up and be by their side when they’re knocked down. An ally’s role is no different. Most people / groups who have ever achieved success attributes part of their success to the people who supported them AKA their allies.
If you guys are going to be so quick to shut out the support of your allies in a world where making strides in your movement is already almost insurmountably difficult, than expect your victory to be that much more difficult.
(Source: blusuedebonez, via wisp-queen)