some people are gay.
For real, yeah. It’s true. Some people are gay. Some people are bisexual. Some are pansexual, and asexual, and demisexual. Some people are bigender, and transgender, and agender. Some people are aromantic and some are polyamorous.
OH YEAH. THIS SHIT IS SHOCKING.
Some people know their identity from the time they are very young. Sometimes, it changes over the course of their lives. Some people never know they are anything but heterosexual until they’re fifty.
That is real life. That is the existence many people live. That’s why I hate the word minority so much. I think people hear it and think there are only five or six of us clamoring about, calling out privileged bullshit but that is not it. We are fucking everywhere. We are your friends and family, we are the siblings you think you know better than anyone but don’t know that we’re afraid to tell you about being gay. We’re your kids that hear your casual slurs about how people should conform to gender norms and never speak about being trans. We are your employees and co workers who cringe and hate going to work because you can’t fucking shut up about we are ruining society for whatever fucked up reason you justified this shit to yourself.
So fuck you when you say it’s not real life when gsm are protagonists. Fuck you when you say gsm are genre and writing gsm characters ruins tv. Fuck you.
You know what’s real life? That we live our lives like anyone else. That you probably hurt people every fucking time you open your mouth to talk about how gsm people don’t belong here, that something is to be protected from them.
You don’t get to tell us what real life is like. You don’t own reality, whatever else you may think. We don’t stop existing because you pretend we’re not real.