LGBTQ+ people dont suddenly become sterile as we grow into our queer identities.

-JeCorey Holder

by JeCorey Holder

How many times have y’all heard something along the lines of “if it weren’t for heterosexuals, you wouldn’t be here”? You would think that, despite the erasure, it was just something The Straights™ said in jest. But no. Straight people and their pick-me Queer pets are so firm in their belief that only cis heterosexual people can reproduce that they are willing to argue about it with strangers online, and be strong and wrong in full view of the public.

Where are so many people getting the gumption to stand so firm in the idea that LGBTQ+ people are incapable of having biological children? There are so many Queer-identified parents out here living their lives, and yet straight people act like we give up our reproductive abilities in a demonic pact at puberty.

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It’s already a shame how heterosexuals base so much of their identity on breeding and this assumption that LGBTQ+ people inherently lack this ability often colors their perception of us and our validity. A person’s value neither starts nor stops at their (in)ability to reproduce. 

LGBTQ+ people dont suddenly become sterile as we grow into our queer identities. Since straight people put so much stock in fertility, it’s clear that they are threatened by the fact that the ability to breed is in fact not unique to heterosexuals to the point of denying the possibility.

Since the only identities they seem to fully recognize on the LGBTQ+ spectrum are cis homosexuals (and they still seem to be STRUGGLING even with this concept), straight folks aren’t even willing to acknowledge the many, many options and possibilities that are available to hopeful Queer parents who decide they want children.

It’s funny how bigots are so keen on giving us condescending and invalidating lessons on “basic biology”, but they themselves are the ones lacking important common knowledge.

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Gamer, geek, and social activist. JeCorey Holder has been weaving tapestries of shade and fury since the early 2000’s. Pro-LGBTQ, pro-black, and pro intersectional feminism, he is full of feelings and opinions that try to call out and tear down the oppressive status quo.