My Bisexual Agenda
It's the 21st century. We're over a decade into the third millennium. And people are still cowering in fear of the so-called gay agenda...you know, that thing where suddenly sheep are going to glow in the dark, trees are going to grow faces and ducks are going to take over the world if anyone but a cis man and a cis woman express sexual attraction towards and love for each other.
|As delicious as these ally cookies|
look, I'm not handing them out today.
Hydra, but worse because I've ruled out the option of cutting off people's heads and setting them on fire.
- Get decent grades in my studies
- Go to university
- Gain a PhD
- Become a physics researcher
- Spend as much of the rest of my life as possible with my partner, because I love him
- Live in France for at least one year
I know this isn't everyone's idea of what a world where sexual orientation and gender identity don't get you killed looks like, but this is mine.
I like the idea of being able to walk down the street and meet friends for coffee. Turns out they have new partners. One friend's just gotten into a same-sex relationship, one is in a relationship with a genderqueer person. One is asexual and we totally support this friend. And all that's completely cool, in every circle - not just among lesbian, gay, pansexual or bisexual people, not just among trans* and genderqueer people, not just among asexual people. I like the idea of people supporting each other and being happy for each other, not demanding proof of some kind of magical queer card or backing away from you like you're going to hurt them.
I want my friend, my actual real-life friend, to be able to hold hands with his boyfriend in the street and not get attacked or catcalled. I want a younger me to have the courage to ask for sex education that isn't so incredibly heteronormative. I want the next generation, and the young adolescents of this one, to be able to grow comfortably into their sexuality and gender identity without fearing discrimination from the establishment. I want an end to the killing, the bullying, the torture, the corrective rape, the discrimination, the snide disapproval, the insinuation that being anything but straight and cis is an abomination, and I want approval and acceptance of every sexuality and gender identity in its place.
That's my real agenda. I don't want to hurt you - I want you to stop hurting us.