And worse when you think of all the legislative initiatives that are currently being discussed and passed in US states. That’s why it’s more important than ever to tell those stories where we don’t apologize for our existence, regardless of whether the rest of the world accepts us or not.
When I was on Pose a few years ago, my mom called after one episode and asked what she could do in her work environment to help trans people. And she was working for a government agency! So any story that focuses on our humanity can make a difference, I’m sure.
I understand the criticism and especially every queer person who no longer wants to see violence against our kind. But I think it’s important not to ignore or dismiss all the traumatic events and experiences that are part of the history of the LGBTIQ community. For example, do you know what happened at the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans in 1973?
Luckily he replied that they should get their act together, after all we’ve all been seeing every imaginable form of straight sex on the screen for decades without it being too much. Now it’s time for others to have fun too. That summed it up really well for me.