media and corporations love 2 be like "we love queer people now :)" and yet fail to have explicit representation for anything other than cis gays and the general concept of "queerness"

what i mean to say is, no one wants to be seen supporting trans people because we're still too "controversial" and "confusing"

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like i'm not saying i expected anything else, i just think it's kinda funny how corporations/media are trying to make out that they're like, on the vanguard of queer support and are Risking Their Reputation To Advocate For Such A Controversial Demographic when theyre not doing that at all despite there literally still being a """controversial demographic""" they could actually risk their reputation supporting

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corps: Queer People™ are so amazing :') theyve given up so much :') i know people might hate us for saying this but,, *holds up picture of two cis lesbian women holding hands* we think this is OKAY!!!
trans people: an increasingly extremist right wing continues 2 threaten our safety from within the government and outside, meanwhile terfism is gaining popularity among "leftists" so we're genuinely at a point where suppo--
corps: ANYWAY love is love :') sometimes boys like boys ! deal with it !!

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nobody wants to risk explicitly excluding trans people from their support but they want to risk explicitly excluding transphobes even less

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@myconidiosyncrasy I had a woman crying about this as she kicked me out of a dance party for "women and trans" on my birthday bc a cis woman said I was a man

@myconidiosyncrasy I'm still a little angry about it, I think that was the last time I went out dancing & it was 3 or 4 years ago now?

@yeenbean cis women do love to get brownie points for including trans women until they realize that means including trans women who are not conventionally feminine, conventionally attractive, white and/or demure and amicable.

@myconidiosyncrasy I should clarify that the vibe I got was they meant cis women & "trans men we misgender behind their backs" bc there were a lot of even bearded trans men there not getting harassed or asked to leave

I encountered a few spaces like that where the intention is AFAB but it's run by cis folks who don't have the language to say that with maybe the input of one trans friend who knows better but that's the extent of their influence

@yeenbean oh cool!!!! so it was fucking worse than i had even imagined

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@myconidiosyncrasy everything's worse than you imagine in Portland :')

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