I’m so sick of seeing the phrase “love wins” just because the Supreme Court ruled lgbtqa+ couples could marry. We haven’t won anything. Just because the Supreme Court said two men or two women can get married in the U.S. doesn’t mean we won or that love won. Getting small victories that can still be taken away from us doesn’t mean that love has won.
Love doesn’t win until that’s the case everywhere. Love doesn’t win until parents and “friends” and pastors and people in general stop taking love away or getting in the way of it. Love doesn’t win until nobody feels like they have to hide. Love doesn’t win until parents realize that it’s their job to love their children unconditionally and not kick them out or some stupid shit because of the gender of the people they love and that anything less makes them failures as parents. Love doesn’t win until there are NO laws against love anywhere. Love doesn’t win until no more people commit suicide because of lack of acceptance and hating who they are. Love doesn’t win until no one is left down on their knees begging a God that, along with his word, is too often used as s tool of hate to make them “normal” because too many people insist that this is a choice and that it’s bad and wrong even though we aren’t hurting anyone. Love doesn’t win until violence toward people in this community stops. Love doesn’t win until fucking corrective rape and threats of corrective rape stop. Love doesn’t win until people are no longer left dangling from the edge of life’s cliff desperate to be able to just let go because they lost love because of a lack of an accepting environment, and because they just can’t take anymore shit in life.
Love hasn’t won. Hate and bigotry are still winning and love is still losing and I’m dangling here with no hope that it will ever change because too many people either remain silent and expect everyone else to keep fighting for them when we’ve already been fighting so damn long and are freaking exhausted, or think one tiny victory means me won. Love hasn’t won. Love is far from winning & too many are allowing it to keep losing while parading around claiming it has already won.