In honor of sexuality month, I decided to ask people the question, “What does being queer mean to you?” I present to you their answers, the real, the honest, the painful, and the beautiful.
They preach tolerance and acceptance only for those who follow the rules, for those who fit in the perfect mold of what a “good Jewish girl” should be. When I first realized that I was queer, I so desperately tried to suppress what I felt.
And when the pastor during the service talks about gay people, a second will pass and I’ll realize that he’s talking about me.
If you want our votes, you have to protect our rights and that includes protection from discrimination and freedom to live the gender identity that we know to be true.