|Thinking about S...
||[Jul. 4th, 2016|08:32 pm]
Just before pride, while smoking with the smokers, I bounced a little and said that I was looking forward to Pride. One of the smokers turned and asked "So, where's Straight Pride?". I groaned and yukked it up, but she continued with, "No really, where is it?" and I tried to explain why LGBT Pride is still important, but she pressed on with, "Yeah, yeah, I know all that stuff. But isn't there nothing left to celebrate?", and the others weighed in with similar sentiments. I could have fought that battle, but I didn't. I just went back up to the office to work.|
Today, the same person (who, by the way, I'm quite fond of, she just comes out with this stuff sometimes), got talking about probably another jumper in the Liffey. So, I mentioned S's circumstances. She asked if he'd had his family to support him, and all I could answer was no. He didn't. Sure, they were at the funeral... They made a great fucking show when he was dead, but they weren't there when he was alive. I made it clear that him being trans was one of the issues there.
The thought occurred to me at the time that I could drive the point that this is one of the reasons we still have Pride, but I didn't. She may or may not make that connection, I don't know.