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If you’re gonna use “queer” as a replacement for “lgbt+” in the legal and academic world because it’s been ~reclaimed~, why not fucking do that for everything? Why not “fag marriage” instead of “same-sex marriage?” Why not “tranny disorder” instead of “gender identity disorder?” Or “bitch rights” instead of “feminism?” Why not say that what was happening in the 1960’s was a “n-igger rights movement?”
Do you see why people hate the idea of using “queer” as an umbrella term now? It’s a fucking slur, no different than anything listed up there. As a bisexual trans person living in the american south, I have very strong memories of having “queer” laughed at me by the kids beating me up. And it’s not like it hasn’t been used as a slur in a long time, either; I’m only 19, and these things were happening to me until around the time I was 14, and it really only stopped because I started going to school in a different city. On my worst days, that word can be a legitimate trigger; as in, on days where my depression flares up (which is fairly often), being called “queer,” either directly or implicitly, sends me into panic attacks.
As much as I hate this term, if you honestly can’t imagine that being called “queer” could possibly be a negative experience, then you’re probably privileged enough to have never had it used against you. It’s fine if you don’t mind people calling you that, but please keep in mind that it does make a lot of us very uncomfortable.
If someone is uncomfortable being addressed as “queer,” stop fucking calling them that. I’m bi and trans, but I’m sure as hell not fucking queer. Don’t you fucking dare belittle my experiences of oppression by forcing me to label myself as a slur that is a legitimate trigger for me.
- Humans of New York - Amman, Jordan (via 5000letters)
David Hayter and Paul Eiding performing the Game Over scene from MGS at Alamo City Comic-Con 2014.