Since coming out, I have rarely come across discrimination because I genuinely believe that I lead a life that most people respect.I am educated, I have good morals, and I don’t try to rub my homosexuality in people’s faces.People of all political affiliations don’t want to read news coverage that they disagree with, so why would they want to run the risk of dating someone they disagree with? When I first decided to become a writer five months ago, I quickly learned two important rules of the trade: 1) Write about what you know, and 2) Write about what the public wants to read.“Let’s be clear: racism and misogyny in the queer community is nothing new.Nor is the pink-washing of white nationalism,” claimed Mahdawi in her article.
Rest assured, you won’t read about me suing a bakery for refusing to bake my wedding cake (I can’t afford one anyway), nor will you see me on CNN crying because some random, small-town pizzeria refused to cater my wedding (I’m not that poor).Within the past few months, I have read dozens — if not hundreds — of articles, blog posts and narratives tailored toward the liberal community.One particular Buzz Feed article titled, “Transgender Woman Loses Anti-Discrimination Case Against Blood Bank” was, I’m sure, intended to fuel my anger toward the “homophobic” blood banks and judicial court systems.The Guardian is very scared that LGBT folk are thinking for themselves!— "Why do you have that opinion, you're supposed to have this one!“Nevertheless, in the past year, the trend has become much more pronounced, and it’s disturbing to see so many gay people buy into the idea that our ability to come out depends on keeping brown people out.” “Some people might argue that the increase in rightwing LGBTQ people represents a move away from identity politics.Ultimately, however, it’s just a move back to the oldest form of identity politics,” she continued.The left has no intention of ever seeing peace among the LGBT community and conservatives. I’d like to state, however, that there has never been a time where I excused homophobic behavior, it’s just that my perception of homophobia tends to vary from others’.There is no such thing as “equality” when everyone seems to have different ideas of what the actual term entails. I was raised in a Catholic household and learned how to be a respectful human being.Even the most conservative, church-going individuals have been kind and courteous to me.My hope, as a writer, is to present a different side to homosexuality than the one that is portrayed in the liberal media. I’m simply a female who just so happens to like other females — or rather, one, actually.