I am in a lot of pain today. Everything on the left side of my body hurts. The chiropractor adjusted everything from my clavicle to my hip. I hurts to take proper deep breathes.
Mum and I are gonna go home and marathon Disney movies. That makes everything better.
Also, girl scout cookies and ale.
one to get bullied that day. You say SQ does not speak on behalf of the LGBT community, but they do. We ask for equality, for a same sex relationship on a primetime show. I don’t understand how anyone can say that we aren’t speaking for a community that does not have fair representation. Here is my truth and I know this will sound harsh. Many celebrities claim to be bisexual. Angelina Jolie, Ann Heche, Amber heard, etc. They always end up in relationships or marriages with men. It gives the impression that girls are a phase, and at the end of the day you end up with a man. I feel people who claim to be queer but don’t support SQ give off the same message. That is my peace. I will leave you alone now.
The panel and actors did not bully anyone. They reacted to a question that was asked in a very rude way and then Eddy answered it. The second question that fan asked, by the way. She already asked one question about queer characters and was told that there weren’t plans for any on OUATiW but that something was planned for OUAT. And her second question started out telling the actors and writers that they were acting/writing swan queen and basically would the finally admit it as being canon? To which Eddy very politely said that the bond between Emma and Regina was about sharing a son, that subtext wasn’t intended, and that there were legitimate reasons for the ship to not become canon. Specifically Eddy mentioned the fact that Regina was the reason Emma grew up without a family as being a major reason for that relationship never happening.
People against any idea of a queer relationship are homophobic. People against one specific relationship are not homophobic. I’m not going to root for a relationship between a rapist and one of my favorite characters on the show. I’m sorry but to telling me that I have to want a woman with the person that tried to kill her the day she was born, who forced another person into a sexual relationship or else I’m homophobic is ridiculous. If I told you that it was wrong for two women to be in a relationship that would be homophobic.
And for the record that fan, who sat there for an hour before the panel and told me how wrong my feelings on the show were, did come to me after the panel and I empathized with her and asked if she had any friends she could call. I did not say anything about my feelings on the question she asked or how embarrassed about the way she talked to the panel. She mentioned how nervous she’d been and I said something about speaking in front of groups being nerve wracking.
You say SQ does not speak on behalf of the LGBT community, but they do. We ask for equality, for a same sex relationship on a primetime show.
I have made it clear time and again that SQ does not speak for all of the LGBQTIA community. For a corner of it, certainly. But not for ‘the community’ as a whole. I sure as hell don’t want the relationship to happen and I’m in the community. I, as well as other queer people, have been bullied because of not shipping SQ. I want representation but that does not mean SQ. There’s more than 50 fanon relationships on the show. Should they all get equality? My problem (other than not being comfortable with Regina in a sexual relationship until she admits her past actions were wrong) is that it’s all about this one relationship. Not about having a queer relationship on the show, but it must be this one. Nut Aurora/Mulan. Not Archie/Marco. Not Emma/Ruby or Belle/Ruby or anything. I want equal representation. Hell, I would love any pansexual character on any show. But SQ is about making SQ happen.
Here is my truth and I know this will sound harsh. Many celebrities claim to be bisexual.
And this right here is where you definitely don’t speak for the LGBQTIA community. This is called bi erasure. People don’t ‘claim’ do be bisexual. A person does not stop being bisexual because they are in a relationship with a man or a woman. Alan Cumming is married to a man, but that does not make him gay, he is bisexual. Freddy Mercury is most famous for his relationships with men and gets labeled as gay, but he’s bi. Andy Dick is bi. David Bowie. Cynthia Nixon is married to a woman, but she is bi. Marlon Brando was bi. People don’t ‘claim’ to be anything. They are. And if you are in a relationship with a man or a woman that doesn’t change who you are. I’m pansexual. I was with a woman, but that did not make me a lesbian. I am currently with a man, that does not make me straight. And no, bisexuals do not always end up in straight relationships. Again, that’s bi erasure and it hurts. Sexuality is far more complex that gay and straight.
This is a very good example of why SQ does not represent the LGBQTIA community. A corner of it, but you’re also excluding and alienating members of the community as well.
It is strange, I think, to say that a person must support one specific ship or be considered homophobic. That’s like saying you’re homophobic if you’ve never slept with someone of the same gender.
I don’t like the ship. I don’t like it because of Regina and her abuses, and the things she’s done both to Emma and to people she’s been in relationships with. I think it’s offensive to only base things on sexuality and to tell people that if they don’t ship two characters that might be bi, pan, or straight together they are homophobic. I think it’s harmful to tell members of the queer community that they are homophobic for not shipping a fanon fictional couple. You are basically telling queer people that they don’t belong in the queer community based on a tv show.
Gosh darn am I glad asks are rebloggable now.