Sunday, June 28, 2015

Just quickly, while we party.

Pride has been awesome, and there are victories for progressives to celebrate, I absolutely don't want to rain on those parades.

But, I think it's worth paying attention to the fact that those victories most heavily impact the populations that most closely resemble the mainstream.

If marriage equality and other ways that gay and lesbian couples get to exist in parity with cis couples is where the focus stays, then this will not stand as a victory for queerness, but rather an invitation of a portion of the rainbow into the clubhouse of 'normalcy' leaving a whole bunch of people, many of whom need a lot more significant victories to help resolve life-or-death issues, out in the cold. And if you're an ally, and you balk at that, you're not really an ally you're a recruiter for the status quo.

This has to be a good start, not a war won.