On the selfishness of the white cis gay male

I was directed to this post by a link in the previous reblog. This is another great essay that discusses the unfinished business of the LGBTQIA movement and why some cis, white, gay men are, as Jonathan puts it, selfish.

The Queerness

As LGBT+ equality moves forward, we are increasingly presented with the selfishness of the white cis gay man. Jonathan Boniface gives his opinion on why gay men need to do better by the rest of the LGBT+ community.

Gay men need to do better.

This may seem like a somewhat theatrical way to open an article that admittedly already has a title seemingly drawn from the annals of ‘How To Achieve The Best Click-Bait’ but, after a number of false starts, it seemed the best and most succinct manner in which to begin.

OK, let’s issue the disclaimer right now. No, not all white cis gay males are selfish. Yes, the way I have opened the article is deliberately provocative because it seems to draw on a certain stereotype. Nevertheless, as with many stereotypes it proceeds from a grain of truth, however hard that may be for anyone’s wounded gay pride to…

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A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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