I didn't have queer elders growing up, especially not ones who looked like me.

My only first hand exposure to anything lgbtq was having two white lesbians as stepmoms (one of which is now v uncomfy with my being openly and loudly Black).
So one of my life's goals is to be the queer elder I never had.

Which is precisely why I do not and will never take shit from anyone telling me anything about my identities or trying to force me into boxes for their own consumption and comfort.
Queerness is liberating for this exact reason and whatever labels I use are only here to serve me and me alone.

How they serve me is my business.

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