Anonymous asked: I don't think anyone is saying people shouldn't be allies. It just that "ally" shouldn't be an identity. It trivializes the experience of queer folk that are actually oppressed for their identity. Like on national coming out day, every time a cishet person "came out" as an ally, it was appropriating the day and sentiment. Allies are vital to the movement of course. But I think it's still important to be critical (but still accepting) of allies if we want true equality, you know?
Thanks for your thoughtful message. I’ll agree that “ally” isn’t an identity relating to sexuality or gender like queer, gay, lesbian, trans*, etc....
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