Friday, 26 June 2015

Thought For The Day: Chelsea Manning

I worry that, with full marriage equality, much of the queer community will be left wondering how else to engage with a society that still wants to define who we are – and who in our community will be left to push for full equality for all transgender and queer people, now that this one fight has been won. I fear that our precious movements for social justice and all the remarkable advancements we have made are now vulnerable to being taken over by monied people and institutions, and that those of us for whom same-sex marriage rights brings no equality will be slowly erased from our movement and our history...

We need to send a powerful message to the world in a unified voice: that we can fight for social justice for everyone, everywhere and change the world, not just get married. We can continue to build our communities and address the root causes of queer and trans poverty and deaths. We can work to get queer and trans people out of the prisons and jails and off the streets, and to improve our access to housing, education, employment and gender-confirming healthcare...

Same-sex marriage isn't equality for all LGBT people. Our movement can't end, Chelsea Manning, Guardian Unlimited.

Actual thing on Twitter today LOL!


  1. I don't remember signing up for 'LGBT', when did that meeting happen?

  2. Try to keep up. It's LGBTI now. :)