Queer characters DO NOT and SHOULD NOT have to “make straight people see how normal we are”. I have no interest in characters in literature who look like me but are not for me. Queer characters should first and foremost be for queer people. If straight people get anything out it, then that is a neat perk. I reject the idea of cloaking characters in respectability politics because queer characters are not to blame for queer oppression.
I do not want characters that are written to teach straight people that we are “good people” because the logical extension is to blame queer characters (and queer people) for not being good enough.”
Sarah Stumpf at bisexual-books.tumblr.com
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While we celebrated LGBT Pride in June, four trans women of color were murdered across the country.
Too proud of Laverne.
That an openly-gay woman can be elected to the Senate while men who make light of rape cannot, we give thanks, O God.
Our first ever black president has won a second term.
We now have openly gay and pansexual senators.
We now have a female veteran who lost both her legs in combat in office.
Puerto Rico is going to become a state.
More than one state has made marriage equality a reality.
We are living in a time of change, and it feels really fucking good.