- Jan 4, 2009
Because the society cares. I don't care for labels, and if I could choose, I'd never have to identify my self as being attracted to women. (Or by gender for that matter.)piscian said:I think in the next few years were gonna move on from this gay and LGTB stuff and just be whatever. I watched this online battle the other day over whether freddie mercury Identified as Bi or gay. I really don't care and I don't identify as anything. Theres that TIME article that came out recently about how in 20 years most people will be mixed tan skin and eye color and we'll all look the same anyway. Thats how I feel about sex. If you're a dude whos into dudes only then hey thats your thing why label it? I'm not into guys right now doesn't mean I won't be tomorrow. I'll never understand why people need to box themselves in like that.
Unfortunately I live in a society where people care, (and automatically label you as straight unless they can ridicule you for being gay) and demonizing and ridiculing non-heterosexual people is common.
Telling people I'm lesbian is just a simple shorthand for reminding them not everyone is straight, and that LGBT+ folks are actual people.
Because it's far less easy to do something like equate all gay people with child molesters or ignore the fact they don't have equal rights if you actually know someone like that.
The society likes its boxes, and they've been trying to stick me into the cishet box for my whole life, telling me my feelings aren't valid and I'll grow out of being gay for example.