Eliza The Gender Destroyer

Gentle reminder during pride month that not everyone can be out or visible. Some due to anxiety. Others due to very real threats of losing their homes, jobs, and families.

To expect everyone to make a sacrifice in the name of being "out" is completely unreasonable, and shows a lack of empathy for people's situations.

There are parts of the world where it is a capital crime to be gay. Just remember that.

But remember: just like the air, or planets too faint to see with the naked eye, just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it's not there.

@Elizafox Wait people actually expect that? Here I am just ignoring pride month on my end because I don't have the spoons for stuff like this (plus I don't even know who the fuck I am, how can I be proud??) and now I hear people apparently *expect* people to make a sacrifice?

Fuck that, lol. My situation is my situation, others have nothing to do with that

@esp I have seen the very short-sighted take "everyone should be out, no one should be in the closet"

No, no one should have to live in a closet. But that's not the reality we live in yet.

@Elizafox I just... *breathes* nope. Not worth it. not worth wasting my spoons on something like that

@esp Same tbh, that's about all I want to say on it. Mostly just wanted to say that being able to be proud is a privilege not everyone has.

@Elizafox This music video may be relevant to those people then (and to those who can't come out):


It's okay to not come out if you don't want to. You have no obligation to *anybody* to come out.

@Elizafox I agree, I've dated folks from less friendly countries and even the simplest things can be complicated because of the fear. If it's a powerful person using that power to hurt queer folks I'd out them in a heartbeat tho.

@Elizafox This! Anxiety or just not having figured out who the fuck they are. How can you be proud of what you are when you don't know *what* you are?

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