Saturday, 14 May 2011
The queerness of homophobia
People don't choose their sexual orientation. People are born left-handed or right-handed (and some of course are ambidextrous). I digress. I can only legibly write with my right hand, and I fall in love with women. And though I may be a flaming heterosexual, I stand in solidarity as an absolute LGBT ally, just as the white people who struggled beside the African-American civil rights movement or the defeat of apartheid dictatorship. All forms of discrimination beget each other, and passivity to any discrimination or prejudice is accepting to all of them and their oppression.