Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Word ‘Fag’ Makes an Impression

 via Curve, By Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

The phrase “not even human” sounds a bit extreme, but I do believe the words are meant to degrade. Which sums up a truth in American society: African Americans and gays are not considered whole American citizens.

People privileged enough to have all their rights often say, “OK, we know you’re gay, just shut up about it, we don’t need to hear it.”

But silence just makes it easier to pretend that LGBT people and injustice don’t exist.

It’s interesting that those same people are typically the ones who take it for granted that they can prattle on about their lives, families, and what they have planned for the weekend, but they expect a gay person to “just shut up about it?”

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