(tw: brutal gay bashing) Black NYC 8th Grader Blinded in 1 Eye After Brutal, Anti-Gay Assault
I KNOW you are not whining about folks expressing anger and hurt toward straight people. That CANNOT be your response because I’m sure you were taught basic human decency somewhere along the line. And there’s NO WAY you read this story, saw people’s hurt and grief, and thought, “But you’re not saying things to comfort my narcissistic, straight ego! Wahhhhhh!” I am sure that’s not what you meant by this.
But it gets better lil Kardin
Now u can’t see out of one eye because str8 people can’t raise their fucking kids. I hate heterosexuals right now
Do u have any idea what it’s like to walk down the street waiting to be gay bashed?
These fucking people.
>I hate heterosexuals right now
So every single person who’s heterosexual goes around blinding little boys? okay, sure.
Generalizations can die.
You know what, I’m gonna be 100% honest, except for a a rare hetero (say 1 in every 1000 I come across), I’m legit paranoid and terrified by the prospect of being alone with heteros.
I say this a someone who works in a place that is almost entirely staffed by heterosexuals.
Y’all people don’t know it, but you’re scary. You’re incredibly scary. You’re trained to hate and fear, and reek of [not always] subtle violence.
Heteros are permitted, by dint of “Gay Panic” and “Twinkie Defenses,” to attack and brutalize queers, ESPECIALLY POC Queers.
Even before I ever came out or ever thought about my sexuality I spent my childhood defending myself against gay bashing. I did, actually, have one of my eyes threatened and have a scar from where a chunk of bark from the piece of tree branch my bully was holding over my eye fell into it.
And you know what, that wasn’t the first or last time I’ve been “punished” for being Queer. Shit, when I came out to kids who had been my best friends since I started school, all of them disappeared and fell out of contact. Coincidence, I’m sure.
One of those kids told me that if I had been his child he’d have beaten it out of me.
All of this, this is just a brief recap of the day-to-day shit I dealt with growing up.
All of this was just the everyday stuff that straight people are allowed to believe are okay things. We can argue all day about how straight people aren’t all like that, but I’ll be completely honest, it’s a fucking rare bird among y’all that doesn’t say, do, or enact some sort of violence or threat to a Queer’s bodily integrity.
The part that kills me, is that y’all have become SO CONDITIONED to only see/think about being heterosexual* that you literally do not understand how you’re violent and encourage the silencing and erasure of Queers, ESPECIALLY QPOC.
If y’all aren’t so scary, then how come virtually every GSM person has to guard their tongue and evaluate whether it’s safe, including basic comfort, to come out to you all?
Why do we fear showing PDA?
Why do we grow up being indoctrinated with “I have no problems with homos, so long as they don’t do gay stuff around me!”
Why is it normal, even expected that one of you will assault us, rape us, beat us, even kill us out of retribution for….
For what exactly, straight folks?
For daring to be ourselves in a place that’s not been given over to us?
*To the point where it becomes invisible, because of it’s ubiquity.