LGBT history's unsung activist heroes -- So So Gay
February 21, 2013
This has me full of rage this morning.
I thought my comments were going to be about how this article clearly centres white queers. Because who doesn’t sing the praises of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera? White cis queers who have a vested interest in ensuring that their legacy is erased or made invisible.
What about Steve Harvey? I don’t know much. But I know his name.
So yes, this is a valid point. To whom are these people unsung?
white people, cis people, especially white cis people. but they rarely recognize our achievements and contributions anyway, no big surprise.
No. What is making me rage this morning is, the fourth person on the list: Judy Shepard (mother of Matthew Shepard).
Are you fucking serious right now?
That this white cis hetero woman is even worthy of having her name uttered with the same breath as Marsha P. Johnson or Sylvia Rivera?
You are putting her on the same level as Steve Harvey?
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!!!????
SOMEONE TELL ME THIS IS A JOKE. PLEASE.
SOMEONE TELL ME HOW A WHITE CIS HET WOMAN IS BEING LUMPED IN WITH PEOPLE WHO GAVE THEIR FUCKING LIVES?
fucking disgusted right now.
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