when you ask what you can do for us, this would be a good start. i know you don't want to provoke a confrontation with them, but listen, the right is using the word 'eradicate' to talk about us. and they're doing it to thunderous applause and cheers.
it's time for you to stop being conflict-averse. this is how you can help. this is how you can stand up for us. right now it looks to us an awful lot like we're going to drown in this tidal wave of hate. we feel outnumbered and besieged.
you want to fight for us? do it proactively. you have relatives and coworkers and acquaintances who hate us. call them out. CALL THEM OUT. even if it makes you uncomfortable. even if it causes strife in your family or your peer groups. even if it's hard.
especially because it's hard.
They said 'eradicate'.
They said it's not genocide because we're not a real group. they said they'd make all transition a felony. they said it on stage at the largest gathering of republican thought leaders and activists in the country. they said it on the stage where the republican presidential nominee later spoke. they said it to applause and cheers.
if you're trying to avoid the discomfort of calling your bigoted uncle out, and you don't want to make things awkward with your bigoted friends, and you don't want to cause a big argument with your bigoted coworker...
they said 'eradicate'.
and they fucking mean it.
how many of our lives is your comfort worth