Veronika. 20. Ithaca, NY. Massive dork. Tends to blog sometimes. My favorite fandoms are Disney and Buffy/Firefly/Angel but you'll see a bit of everything here!
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You know what the Green Heron is basically the best heron because it is like 90% neck so when it is all folded down it looks like a giant head with wings and legs
but then suddenly ZOOP
fucking green herrons
Queer people are like birds, all very different but with one common goal:
Bread. Hundreds of tons of bread.
There is a major difference in saying that we experience discrimination from lesbian and gay people, and saying that “lesbian and gay people are our oppressors.”
Talking honestly about discrimination we have faced from lesbian and gay people, is NOT the same as grouping straight and gay and lesbian people all into one category.
And, saying that we’ve experienced discrimination from lesbian and gay people is also not the same as saying that lesbians and gay people aren’t discriminated against by straight people, and is not the same as saying that lesbians aren’t discriminated against by gay people.
I’ve seen so many situations where bisexual people are kicked out of “LGBTQ+” communities because they are bi, and I’ve experienced discrimination directly from gay and lesbian people alike. It happens. Bisexual people are cut off from necessary resources because of their sexuality.
There are definitive power hierarchies in LGBTQ+ spaces, where cis people dominate, where white people dominate, where gay men dominate, where people who are attracted to one gender only dominate, and where abled people dominate. But talking about one of those specific power inequalities exists, doesn’t mean that that power hierarchy is considered “the worst.”
It’s just important to remember that one topic of conversation, does not make up bi tumblr’s main focus.