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Mama Deb [userpic]
Straight but not narrow

spykeraven had an interesting point:

We need something to identify heterosexual supporters of lgbt rights.

So. Anyone want to make an icon for us - something worksafe (please!) that says "Straight, but not Narrow"?

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not that i'm looking to cause trouble -- but why?

seriously. isn't a straight person's sexuality as much her (or his) business as lgbts' sexuality is theirs? how is my choice of sexual partners in the least bit relevant to the fact that i think lgbts should have the same rights as straight people?

i dig, at some level, the idea that it's important to note that equal rights are not just something a minority group is whingeing about -- that a chunk of the mainstream feels a (legitimate) need to alert the rest of the mainstream to the fact that it's wrong, wrong, wrong to persist in making it an us-vs.-them struggle. (there are chunks of the minority group that need to be alerted to that fact as well, actually.) but at the same time, i feel like emphasizing the sexuality of people working for equal rights irrespective of sexuality is precisely the wrong message to be sending. it preserves the us-and-them division: "i'm not ________, but ..."

but at the same time, i feel like emphasizing the sexuality of people working for equal rights irrespective of sexuality is precisely the wrong message to be sending. it preserves the us-and-them division

I agree with you. It's complicated.