So, here I am. 15 years old, gay, vulnerable, and alone.
What I should be getting - as my human rights damn well entail - is fair and equal representation of my community, other people like me, going through all sorts of issues, some with family, some with relationships, some with life in general. I want a character who can’t pay their bills, or is taking piano lessons, or wants plastic surgery, but who is also gay, showing that we are just as normal as anyone else.
Instead? I get a relationship that is toxic. A relationship where one person is forced to stay by the other, where one person is only staying because they believe they will never find another. A relationship based not on honesty, and truth, and love, but manipulation, deceit, and greed.
And that is not even this issue. That is representation, in a way. But it is glorified. People glorify, promote, and rejoice at the continuation of this unhealthy and vicious hodgepodge of a relationship.
Oh, and both characters have no other storylines other than their relationship.
And what’s more, the only gay actor in the situation is bullied and crucified for speaking out about this relationship, and for showing his own personal life as a free gay man. The straight one, however, is an apparent martyr, to be worshipped eternally, for whatever small deal he performs.
Want to know the messages I’m getting?
- An abusive relationship is 100% A-OK.
- When you’re gay, you just have to settle for whoever you get, so scarce are people of your orientation
- Gay people have no other points of interest in their lives other than their relationships
- Straight man speaks; reaction like Texas to the words of Rick Perry. Gay man speaks; reaction like Texas to the words of Wendy Davis.
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Grant Gustin filming The Flash pilot 3/09/14
I wish I could be more like Kurt, I wish I could walk into a room with a superior attitude to everyone around me. He’s superior, I’m sarcastic. He’s chic, I’m a geek. He’s fierce, I’m farce. He’s fashionable, I’m flammable.
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This website is made up of killers
A compilation of my favourite ‘we’re all killers’ posts.
1. Do you read fic? Do you write fic?
2. Favorite genre of fic?
3. Favorite fandom?
4. Favorite pairing?
5. Favorite fic author?
6. Favorite fic (or one of them)?
7. One-shots or longfic?
8. Do you read WIPs?
9. What is the longest fic you’ve read?
oh thank god you interrupted it
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Mickey’s character development in 4x08.