All too often, the LGBTQ+ community is faced with discrimination – for example, not being able to marry/adopt in certain places or being fired for being who they are. But I wanted to write something a bit more positive, as being a part of this community does have its upsides. Whilst I understand that issues like these are important and deserve to be talked about, I also understand that sometimes, we just need some positivity.
Firstly, I just wanted to say that I’ve met some AMAZING people since I’ve come out of the closet, and I would proudly call these people my friends (although my brain tells me that they don’t actually like me, but that’s beside the point). Anyway, the friends I’ve made are great, and I highly doubt I would have made them if I had not discovered my sexuality and gender identity – and to all the amazing friends that I’ve met over the last couple of years, you know who you are.
Secondly, it is fun to sometimes discuss all the weird stuff – you know- cishet people do (e.g. gendering stuff unnecessarily). This is fun because we get to poke fun at the cishet normative world that we live in – and while I don’t think that we should demolish gender entirely, because there’s nothing wrong with being whatever gender you identify with (be it cis, trans, etc), it is something that is fun to poke fun at, like I mentioned earlier.
Thirdly, being a part of the LGBTQ+ community has recently given me a new look on life – in a political sense, I’m starting to acknowledge, or at least realize, all the privileges I have (for example, I’m white – meaning that I will never have to experience racism, because racism only happens to black people, as well as those who are in other minority ethnic groups). Whilst these realizations have been a bit uncomfortable, I feel as though I want to help those within the LGBTQ+ community who perhaps don’t have the same luxuries as I do. I could perhaps write about this one day, as I do find intersectionality an interesting concept – but I wanna do a separate, more in-depth look at it, so it will most likely be its own, separate post.
Finally, I’ve ** decided to start making a bit of money from it. You can now support ‘Dear Biary’ on Ko-fi, and hopefully PayPal (providing that I can get my phone fixed…) – anyway, here’s the link to my ko-fi account, and you can support me from £3! (Check it out here: my Kofi account!) It would mean a lot if you could help support me as I consider myself a small LGBTQ+ creator, plus I intend to maybe start making YouTube videos at some point? (not about LGBTQ+ topics mind you, but I’m a media student so I’m guessing it could help improve my video editing skills). Though I do understand that you may not be in a position to financially support me, so even if you just share / retweet this, that would also be fine.
I wanted to set this up because it’s honestly something that I’ve been thinking about doing for a while now, so if you can support me, it would be great, as it would mean that I can continue doing what I love, which is making this blog.