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bidyke:

unicornemma:

unicornemma:

Honestly, I love being queer.  I know a lot of people have a hard time and struggle with it, but I’m always sad to hear someone say “I would never choose this” or “If it were a choice, I’d choose to be straight.”  So this is for the people who haven’t simply accepted it, who don’t tolerate it, but embrace it and celebrate it.  Anyone with me?

Yes, I’m reblogging myself. Again. This should be popular. :)

Except the “if” part. I think the concept of “no choice” needs to be problematized.

The “I was born this way” argument the LGBT community uses to gain acceptance has bothered me for a long time now. I understand why it’s a useful argument, and why we use that tactic, but I don’t like it. And it’s not my go-to argument anymore. Telling people “we were born this way” often comes off to me as saying “well it’s not like we can help it, you think we want to be this way?”, and I can’t stand that. Whether it’s a choice or not does not matter. People should be able to be and love whoever they want, and we deserve equal protection under the law. Whether we chose it or not is irrelevant. End of story. 

bidyke:

unicornemma:

unicornemma:

Honestly, I love being queer. I know a lot of people have a hard time and struggle with it, but I’m always sad to hear someone say “I would never choose this” or “If it were a choice, I’d choose to be straight.” So this is for the people who haven’t simply accepted it, who don’t tolerate it, but embrace it and celebrate it. Anyone with me?

Yes, I’m reblogging myself. Again. This should be popular. :)

Except the “if” part. I think the concept of “no choice” needs to be problematized.

The “I was born this way” argument the LGBT community uses to gain acceptance has bothered me for a long time now. I understand why it’s a useful argument, and why we use that tactic, but I don’t like it. And it’s not my go-to argument anymore. Telling people “we were born this way” often comes off to me as saying “well it’s not like we can help it, you think we want to be this way?”, and I can’t stand that. Whether it’s a choice or not does not matter. People should be able to be and love whoever they want, and we deserve equal protection under the law. Whether we chose it or not is irrelevant. End of story. 

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