Please note that this post contains some coarse language in context of discussing the issue of violence. I will also be talking about violence which some may find disturbing.
I started working on this post back in September, and since I first setup the draft post a few things have happened that influenced the post.
One risk that faces all who fall under the umbrella of LGBTQ is that of violence. Gay men are still beaten up in places for being gay. Some men ‘joke’ that all a lesbian needs is to “have a good fuck” and she would be made straight, an attitude that can and does lead some men to rape lesbians. Transsexual and transgender people, however, face a disproportionate risk of violence. Read the rest of this entry »