I think there will always be bullying. There will always be homophobic and transphobic people. But I think in the future, there will be more allies. Those are my favorite kind of people. Not the ones who are like “you can’t say that, that’s homophobic!” I love people that are just like “shut up, nobody cares about what you’re saying.”
When people tease me, they’re like *small growl* “you’re queer!” And I’m like, “I know! Did you know that I’m actually aware?”
If I tell them “you can’t say that about me because it’s wrong—even though I’m not ‘socially acceptable’ you can’t say that about me” they don’t listen to that. I’ve tried that so many times, they don’t listen to that. You just gotta be like, “no way, really? I’m queer?” People respond to sarcasm differently than being told what to do.
I think back to the idea of individualism—if people were just themselves and there wasn’t any judgment, then everything would be fine.
I feel like over time, queerness will just become more and more normalized.