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Elliott Matos 
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Re: “Planned Winooski Gay Bar Named 'Mister Sister' Creates Rift

Gemma it's true that cis white males hold privilege in this world like no other but to deny that a very similar privilege is not held by white women (cis or trans) is detrimental to society moving forward. A good example of that is Caitlyn Jenner. Here we have a woman who recently transitioned (publicly at that) who has placed herself as "the" spokeperson for all trans, a position many of my trans friends simply do not like.
To fight over a name of a privately own business is absurd. Especially when that name has a history of being used towards gay and lesbians as far back as pre-Stonewall. Why has "queer" become a term that is endeared without any thought given to it's harshness to those older g+l. It's time to move past the "words will break my bones" state some LGBT choose to remain in.

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Posted by Elliott Matos on 02/28/2017 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Planned Winooski Gay Bar Named 'Mister Sister' Creates Rift

People need to stop with their white privileged fighting over a name selves! It's ridiculous that a person cannot open a business for a community because some find the name "offensive". Instead of making a business owner change his ways how about you start with the change with yourself? It's ridiculous. Then Red Square should change its name because it's reminiscent of communism. And Daily Planet should change its name because it's from Superman which has strong negative racial stereotypes. The list can go on and on for names to be offended by. The owner of this place was not meaning to be offensive but was claiming a term used to describe anyone g/l/or t. Seriously, you need to check your privilege, point.

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Posted by Elliott Matos on 02/27/2017 at 11:36 PM

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