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July 15th, 2014
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On being Bisexual in a predominantly binary (Straight/Gay) world

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From:mrissa
Date:July 15th, 2014 03:26 pm (UTC)
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but at one point while we're waiting for the parade to start one of the women there came over to me and said, "I always wonder why people choose to come out and do these things when you're straight."

Excuse me while I weep, because there are so many problems with that. I'm glad you got a chance to talk her through some of them. But uff da. So many problems.
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From:ckd
Date:July 15th, 2014 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Seriously. I missed marching with the office contingent for Boston Pride this year because I was on call and didn't want to haul my laptop all over the South End in the heat, but...WHAT.

Is the concept of "ally" that hard to understand?
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From:netmouse
Date:July 15th, 2014 06:05 pm (UTC)
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yeah, I didn't really go into that one.
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From:jinasphinx
Date:July 15th, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
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Yes! Good god, that one made me throw my hands up in the air. Even if she had correctly identified a straight person... Is it impossible for her to imagine that a straight person is capable of perceiving social injustice where it so obviously exists and wanting to join the fight against it? Is it so unlikely that a straight person would have a gay sister, friend, or cousin, and want to publicly stand up on their side?
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