It’s that time of year again when all the rainbows and pride come out, and we celebrate members of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s hard to feel proud of ourselves with all the anti-LGBTQ+ bills and sentiments (especially toward trans people), but I hope this month can still be a good, celebratory one for us.
So, to start the month on a more positive note, I searched the Internet and found seven great queer memes for us to enjoy.
1. My favorite Genre—Gay
Ah, yes, the gay and gay-fantasy genres—two of the greatest genres in the world. All jokes aside, these are genres I am excited to see expanding and becoming more popular. There’s nothing wrong with straight couples, of course, but I want to see more queer couples! Especially in genres like romance. Representation is important in the pursuit of normalization and acceptance.
2. The Gay Agenda
Now we all finally know what the gay agenda is! It turns out it’s just to be gay. Or bi, or pan, or trans, or ace, or…well, you get the point. Basically, the gay agenda is just to be ourselves, even in a world that is trying to get rid of us.
I always knew we asexuals were special! While asexuality isn’t a one size fits all kind of thing, and there are many subsets of asexuality, I think a lot of us can now breathe easy knowing we’ll go to Heaven. Or maybe we won’t, depending on who else gets to go to Heaven…
4. The Book Worked!
Wow, the book was so in-depth and detailed that she became a woman just from reading it! This is the incredible and amazing power of books. But seriously, she looks so happy and proud! You go, Esten, and I hope you and all other trans people have a wonderful Pride Month!
5. Biology Says Trans Rights
Anti-trans people love to wield biology as a weapon—until it’s turned back against them, of course. Basic biology is called basic for a reason, and it’s important to actually do research before spewing misinformation. These types of people don’t seem to care about facts unless the facts support them in some way. Then, and only then, facts are acceptable.
6. Make it Make Sense
First, being exposed to queerness does not necessarily mean that someone will become queer. Perhaps they will discover themselves through queer media, but showing queerness in books, movies, etc., does not brainwash people into suddenly becoming queer. Second, there is nothing—and I mean absolutely nothing—wrong with being queer.
7. As They Should
While I’m proud of queer authors and illustrators for speaking out and continuing to do what they do, it is infuriating and even discouraging for us. George Santos and Marjorie Taylor Greene have co-sponsored a bill to try and ban LGBTQ+ books. And Republicans are trying to ban books that talk about LGBTQ+ and race issues.
Happy Pride Month, everyone! To my fellow LGBTQ+ people, have fun and celebrate yourselves and each other! To our supporters, have fun as well, and keep supporting us even after Pride Month is over. Our problems don’t end once Pride Month does, and we deserve to be ourselves every day of the year.
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