I’m not a member of the “queer community”, I’m a gay man. Many gay men, myself included, grew up being tormented by the use of the word queer. We got called queer and faggot while we were being knocked around.
Gay men have felt the pain and actually worked for equality. Were the ones who died of AIDS through the 80s and 90s. We still get beaten in the streets at alarming rates. But because women (many of whom are in fact straight) want another identity to feel “victimized” over, they’ve forced this word on gay men.
Now we’re all part of one happy queer community, and the experience and identity of a gay man means nothing.
I’m not going to take it anymore. I’m gay, not queer or LGBTQ+, and I don’t care about lesbian bullshit. I’m not here to help women get ahead at my own expense.