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Every time the subject of gay pride comes up, there are always a few people complaining, "yeah, but why do they have to be so outrageous? It makes me not want to like them." This bothers me because I love radical self-expression - in my mind, that's the best part! And I've come to realize that people who say that are completely missing the point. Pride isn't about seeking acceptance - it's not putting on a suit and a tie to make the other guy like you. It's about celebrating the freedom to be yourself. That you exist, and are fabulous - and that nobody has the right to take that away from you, no matter what they think. That is the meaning of pride.
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LadyLambdadelta Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
So are you gay?
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zharth Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  Professional Photographer
I don't like the terms "gay" and "straight" because their application to individuals who have non-binary gender identities, or whose gender doesn't match their sex, is ambiguous. They presuppose one's own sex and/or gender in addition to the sex and/or gender one is attracted to, without consensus as to whether it is sex or gender that is being referred to (as these are not the same things). As such, when applied to the transgender community, these terms contribute more to confusion than clarity.
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KaratePanda9 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017
If a person's non-binary, then whether they're straight or gay depends on what they have downstairs. You have a penis and you like having sex with men, therefor you're definitely gay.
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zharth Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Professional Photographer
You sound pretty confident in your beliefs, but I'm going to go out on a limb on the off chance that you're willing to consider another person's perspective aside from your own.

1) You think whether a person is gay or straight depends on "what they have downstairs". Other people don't. How are we supposed to reconcile this difference, when there are different people using the same language differently? It contributes to confusion. Even if one group is clearly right and the other is clearly wrong (and I don't think the issue is that clear cut), that fact isn't preventing the language from being muddied. So what are we supposed to do? Go on being confused? Or clarify the language (which is what I'm proposing)?

2) I don't like having sex with men. So, good work on that one.
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KaratePanda9 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
Okay then.
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LadyLambdadelta Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
Oh I see, you're transgender. Are you MTF or FTM?
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beachelf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz: Bravo!
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schmutz-fuss Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
That's a pretty good definition! I agree with you.
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Nuddhist Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay!  Totally agree!
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