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[–]haveanicedaytoo💗💜💙 27 insightful - 1 fun27 insightful - 0 fun28 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

The problem is, if they remove the LGB and just leave it at TQ or TQ+, the average Joe and Jane will have no context for what TQ/TQ+ even is. They need the LGB to make themselves valid and relevant. When it's just TQ/TQ+ that's just gender-weirdos, whereas "LGBT" is something most Americans grew up with and know they are supposed to support if they want to appear openminded and on the right side of history.

Horrible example but unfortunately it's from my own life. It's like the mother who doesn't want the child, who hates the child, but holds the child hostage for 18 years just for the child support payments. We are disgusting creature they don't want but are forced to live with because we are the only way they will thrive.

[–]reluctant_commenter 22 insightful - 1 fun22 insightful - 0 fun23 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

whereas "LGBT" is something most Americans grew up with and know they are supposed to support if they want to appear openminded and on the right side of history.

Yup. I hate that LGB is used as a battering ram for the TQ+. Not good for us or the people that trans rights activists are trying to silence and shame...

[–]winterwillow 16 insightful - 1 fun16 insightful - 0 fun17 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Exactly. They can dye their hair and alter their bodies and have bdsm-sex and tweet about 'eww cis gays' all they want, heterosexuality is still plain old heterosexuality at the end of the day, and there's nothing subversive about it. That's why they hate lgb alliance so much, they don't care for an organisation that focused on (plain old) lgb people, they want a community of deviance to latch on to, that can offer them a 'not like others' special identity.

[–]Bright_paintingLoad, lesbian biologist 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Horrible example but unfortunately it's from my own life. It's like the mother who doesn't want the child, who hates the child, but holds the child hostage for 18 years just for the child support payments.

Are you doing ok today? That sounds horrifying to go through; I really hope that you are well and that your mother can't hurt you more.

[–]haveanicedaytoo💗💜💙 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thank you <3 I got TF away from her at age 18 and haven't seen her since. But I still lurk on /r/raisedbynarcissists and /r/cptsd 23 years later. Sometimes venting on the internet about it makes me feel better, (though it's really not fair to dump it on you guys here.)

[–]Houseplant 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Send in submissions of agp men describing their womanhood. That’ll educate everybody pretty well.