ONTD fav Daniel Franzese[Hi Daniel!] has contributed a think piece to @Attitude magazine pulling back the curtain on the LGBT community's treatment of straight and famous allies. In the article, the self described "cisgender gay man speaking from the heart" discusses an LGBT fundraiser he attended where the host made a joke about Caitlyn Jenner, of Bruce fame. According to Franzese, others in attendance took to social media to label the unnamed comedian " transphobic," which he says is not the case.
Franzese muses: "The comedian is known as a supporter of LGBT causes and in the past had spent many free hours lending their comedic skills to raise money for LGBT causes. Perhaps the comedian was a Kardashian-phobic, but transphobic? I’m not so sure."
He goes on to suggest: "As LGBT activists, we should want people to ask questions, not scare them into silence. Be easy on everyone who is just catching up on all this information. Don’t be so quick to judge and attack when met with someone who isn’t as informed as we are. We can also take the lesson both ways and make sure we can be as informed as possible ourselves. Education leads to understanding."
Read the full article at Attitude.co.uk.
Paraphrased from @Attitude.
ONTD: Are you Kardashian-phobic?
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