Queer November 12, 2016

I have felt disconnected from

The larger community for some time

Feeling as though my marriage to a man

Grants me a heterosexual privilege

That makes it hypocritical

To lay claim to full community with my


Sisters and brothers (and those in-between and other)

I was acutely aware that my day-to-day life

Does not involve the same level of risk


And then this week happened

This election happened

And suddenly risk is much more relative

Safety is suddenly much more relative

My children are not safe

My LBGTQ community is not safe

I am not safe

And I feel like fucking Joan of Arc

Looking for a flaming sword

And a damn shield big enough

To protect us all

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