You know, I’m sick and tired of people like you who always come out of the woodwork to insist that we must tolerate homophobia.

No, we must not.

You and people like you bear a great deal of responsibility for why queer people are still suffering.

It’s absolutely right to condemn evil.

It’s absolutely wrong to tolerate it.

If more people of good will and decency stood up and condemned intolerance when and where they encountered it, intolerance would surely diminish.

All homophobia is harmful and must be ended, not just whatever sort you might choose to label militant.

We will not accept that it’s morally OK to stigmatize us and persecute us, militarily or otherwise.

We are full human beings, fully entitled to the same dignity and respect as any other human.

It’s a shame you lack the decency to be in board with that.

Just stay out of the conversation.

Your kind of passive persecution is every bit as bad as the active kind. Your counseling that we accept homophobia is dead wrong.

You are dead wrong.

You need to cultivate some personal morality.

If you respond to me along the same lines again, I will block you. I don’t have time for your nonsense.

Written by

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store