And the Band Played On

What a contrast at work today.

Shiny happy cis/straight people talking about what great weekends they had.

Me feeling hurt and angry, and most of all just tired. Just fucking tired of this shit.

And no one bothering to say anything. Very few people at work know (yet) that I’m trans. But a lot of people know that I do drag. Disappointing….

Know how you felt after 9/11? That’s the way a lot of us are feeling today after the Pulse massacre. Except this is the latest in a lifetime of low-level terrorism that we live with every fucking day.

Cis/straight people, I know that you may not feel like you know what to say. But a simple “I’m so sorry, how are you doing?” would be a good start.