How it feels being polyamorous in the LGBTQ+ sphere.
You'd think for a group that prides itself on inclusivity there'd be less judgment about someone's relationship structure :|
I thought we were accepted but I keep getting pushed away with "ACTUALLY you're not LGBTQ+, cause polyamory isn't about sexuality or gender identity"
Like yeah, it's about getting constantly being sh*t on by people for not being born the right way, thought you'd understand.
Look, stop me if you've heard this before, cause polyam people:
dont have the right to marry their partners
can have their children taken away for how they live
are seen as sexual deviants/promiscuous
struggle to adopt
struggle to rent or get a mortgage
are seen as vectors for sexually transmitted diseases
can freely be discriminated against due to lack of legal protections
are seen as greedy or just haven't found "the one"

Polyam people are struggling in today's world like so many others, fighting the same systems & prejudices
Look, we don't want to be considered LGBTQ+ to sit with the cool kids, we just want some understanding and support. I've considered myself part of the LGBTQ+ community even before I came out as polyam or pansexual and this kind of rejection is sickening, especially -
when it's because of misinformed sentiments like "being LGBT is about more than your *kink*" or "if you were in a gay polycule or something, maybe". I've even heard "polyam people don't want to be considered LGBTQ+" well I bloody do! Not everyone likes the label sure, but some do
Nobody can label you, but I see a concerted effort to remove a label that I wear with pride.

I really want to find the official board of LGBTQ+ inclusion and make my case but fuck where do I start with this nonsense?

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