Because even when society is pretending to care about queer people, they still value straight people more.
You’re not special.
You’re not different from anyone else.
You have achieved the minimum standards of not being a douchebag.
You don’t deserve congratulations.
You don’t deserve support (emotional, financial, or otherwise) solely on the basis of being an ‘ally’.
Being an ally should be the default.
So don’t act like you’ve done anything spectacular just by being a half-way decent person.
Straights are already the dominant group and the majority. They don’t need to be “included.” They are the assumed default. No one is attacking straightness!
If you’re cis and straight, don’t try to make this about you. It’s not. You wanna feel special? Go paint or something. You want to help us? Great. Help (listen before you “help,” please).
But don’t think for one minute you need to be included.
wow damn i’m sorry I’m being so angry tonight but guys I’ve seriously had it with “allies” who make everything about them
newsflash: you don’t get to co-opt my oppression to make you feel like you’re such an awesome super speshul person. your fucking guilt is useless to me. the only thing you have to offer is telling other privileged people to shut the fuck up when they’re being oppressive if no one of the oppressed group is around to do it, and signal boosting what we have to say. that’s it. that’s the whole sphere of your usefulness. deal.
we dont owe you a damn thing either. we’re not going to fucking hold your hand and soothe your ruffled feathers whenever we feel frustration or *gasps* anger, dare to dream, towards our oppressors.
IT’S. NOT. ABOUT. YOU.