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I’m sorry, bisexual activists, but you’re doing it all wrong. Instead of berating me for my alleged bi-phobia—and if I’m the enemy, you’re in real trouble—berate your closeted compatriots. If they all came out tomorrow, you could put an end to bi-phobia, take over the LGBT movement, and kick my ass out of it.

Bisexuals by Dan Savage - Seattle Pullout - The Queer Issue: You’re Doing It Wrong - The Stranger, Seattle’s Only Newspaper

OH PLEASE LET’S DO THIS ERRBODY.

We don’t have to all come out at take over the movement, but can we please please please team up to kick his ass out?

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YES. I SECOND THIS. 

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Dan Savage=Major Douche.

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You know who the real enemy is?  Not the closeted bi/pansexual/queers.  The real enemy is anyone who doesn’t support and even opposes people who can love or be attracted to more than one gender.  The real enemy is someone who would try to get us to turn on ourselves instead of working to push back against the hate.  Well you won’t see any of that here, because I support all my queer siblings, even the ones in the closet where nobody can see.

Shut up forever, Dan Savage.

The end of DADT benefits LGB people, not T people.  Yes, it’s a time of celebration.  But it’s also a slap in the face to all trans people to have a leader in the QUILTBAG rights movement stand up and tell everyone that the fight for equality is complete.  Dan Savage, please get your facts straight from now on, or just shut up and sit down.

 

Considering that Bornstein’s book actually says “It Gets Better” on the back cover as well as numerous times within the text and it came out a whole 4 years before Dan Savage started the “It Gets Better Project,” it’s a little weird to me that I’ve never heard Hello Cruel World mentioned in reference to the project’s history or mentioned by Dan Savage, even though Savage must have read her book— probably way before he ever had the idea for the “It Gets Better Project”.

Every time Bornstein uses the phrase “it gets better,” which is now cemented in our culture as the thing to say to suicidal queer kids, but lacked that legacy when Bornstein wrote her book, I wonder why Bornstein never got any of the credit for that. Not that it’s about credit—I’m sure Bornstein is actually pretty thrilled about getting the message out. The thing is, this is a great book and people should know about it, so it feels really unsettling that Dan Savage’s project–which was so successful that Google tried to take credit for it in one of their ads (totally successful advertising, btw, it makes me cry and feel loving feelings for Google, even though I hate Google!)–never mentions or gives credit to Bornstien or tries to promote Hello Cruel World. It’s not even mentioned on their website as a resource.

Why is that? Well, obviously I have a theory. I wonder if it’s another way that the LGB(t)q rights movement is trying to push out trans people and other weirdos or outlaws in it’s mission to gain widespread cultural acceptance.

Why am I not surprised?  Oh yeah, because Dan Savage is a douchebag whose only redeeming quality is that he knows how to get attention focused on QUILTBAG issues.

Perhaps I’m a transphobic bigot [trigger warning], but I honestly think waiting a measly 36 months to cut your dick is a sacrifice any father should be willing to make for his 15-year-old son. Call me old-fashioned. Unfortunately, your ex wasn’t willing to make that sacrifice (selfish tranny!), or it never occurred to him to make that sacrifice (stupid tranny!).

Guess who?

Tell me, anyone, has he ever apologized and taken back what he said? Anyone? Bueller…?

A friend of mine posted this, saying:

So…I was reading “Savage Love” (I know, I know) the other day, and the first letter he responded to was from a woman who - by my reading - was raped. Not that she says so, or that Savage says so. Things “went too far too fast” and she “wasn’t able” to say no.
Savage’s response? Blame the victim! She failed to advocate for herself! She needs to learn from this so that it never happens again!
He name-checks “yes means yes” and enthusiastic consent, but fails to connect the dots.
*headdesk* *headdesk*

So I clicked on it and SWEET FSM WHY IS HE SAYING THOSE THINGS TO HER?

Facepalm: you're doing it wrong.