y’all means all.
it’s something that I have tried to tell myself is true, but I honestly don’t know if I believe it.
who is this “all”? am I included? are my friends who are also LGBTQIA+ “all”? are people of color considered to be “all”? are women considered to be “all”? are people who are not Christian considered to be “all”? last night answered these questions. last night show us that many people of America do not include these marginalized groups in their definitions of “all.” I'm not mad. I'm not sad.
I wish “disappointed” really encompassed everything.
honestly, I'm fucking hurt. I'm fucking livid.
if you voted for Trump, you voted against me as a homosexual male, you voted against my friends who are people of color, you voted against everything this country supposedly stands for. you voted for an administration that is anti-LGBTQIA+, anti-everything-that-isn't-white-and-heterosexual-and-male. And that, to me, is what is shameful.
no, I am not saying that you are automatically a misogynistic, racist, homophobic, bigot. I am saying that you deemed marginalized lives to be lesser than yours. you decided to vote for him, maybe not because of what he said or did, but in spite of. your moral radar didn’t go off. you sat back and said these lives, these issues, they don’t matter to you.
I cried. I cried a to because I know what’s at stake. I hope you realize this as well.