Support without acceptance

It’s easy to confuse someone occupying space in the world with them asking you to be in that space. 

What I mean is: just because queer and trans folks want to be recognized and respected, doesn’t mean we think that in order to be respected, other people have to be queer and trans.


Similarly, just because someone has certain religious beliefs, doesn’t mean that those beliefs are invalidated by others believing something different.

Supporting someone’s right to believe or identify how they want to, does not mean you have to believe or identify that way, too.

WritingR.C. Woodmass