We’ve all seen the articles: 8, 10, or even 12 things to do to support the queer community in the wake of this terrible hate crime. There is SO MUCH MORE we could all be doing. We don’t need your THOUGHTS; we need your ACTION.
“Black Lives Matter” means, “no matter how many times you try to erase them.” Responding “all lives matter” IS ERASURE.
A letter to Leelah promising to tell other trans teens what she did not hear enough of: we need you. Some think we should hide Leelah’s words from our youth; we should shield them from the very concept of suicide and make it so taboo the thought never even arises. This hasn’t been effective for me or anyone I know who has considered or attempted suicide; it just adds to the shame. From that perspective, I’ve written a letter to Leelah telling her that I won’t let her voice be forgotten, because her voice is ALL of ours, her words are words we have ALL uttered. This is not the time to stay silent. This is the time to create change.
While I— and I’m sure other furries— appreciate the recent post defending us against stereotypes, I don’t appreciate the accidental reinforcement of said stereotypes.
Here are 21 reasons (and counting) why white people need to stop claiming this doesn’t matter to them because they’re white. You’re wrong; here’s why.