Lesbians Turning On Elliot Page Is Not An Isolated Event, And We Need To Talk About It

The LGBTQIA+ community is not immune to racism or sexism; homophobia and transphobia are also pervasive because even in marginalized groups, more marginalization exists — and being queer doesn’t automatically make you a decent human being. And because sexuality and gender identity are not the same thing, yet are grouped under the same “inclusive” rainbow that exists outside of a heteronormative world, folks have strong opinions about whose rights are more valid and whose label should be given more respect. My point? Every family has a d-bag uncle who makes everyone uncomfortable, and sometimes the d-bag in the queer family is the lesbian who doesn’t support transgender people because she somehow thinks their identity is about her.

Author:Amber Leventry
Published: Feb 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM