"homophobes are only interested in making other people homophobic" says stephen fry, the piece of shit who did a whole bit on why transgender women are disgusting.
So the next time you reblog that photoset, just remember that Stephen Fry is talking about himself and is too up his own ass to even realize it.
This makes me extremely sad.
I remember when my parents had me hospitalised (they thought me being Trans* was a mental illness). I wrote a letter to Stephen Fry talking about how much I loved his movies, books, etc. etc. etc. Really, the letter was just silly kiddie adoration. Of course, I never talked about myself in too much depth, but I did say his work gave me a lot of strength through how much it made me laugh. Sometimes, it made me cry too but it wasn’t bad. Any feelings are better than that drug induced numbness.
I remember my absolute joy when I got a reply. “Dear Alexandra… Your charming letter cheered me greatly.” Even after reading the first line, tears were flowing. I felt so touched he had even read my letter, let alone replied to it. I still have the letter tucked away in the safe.
So now, when I hear him making such disgusting, hateful remarks towards Trans*women, I feel shattered. How one who seemed so amazing to me could be so ignorant is sobering. It makes me wonder, had he known anything other than my name and address, would he have been so kind? Or would he have dismissed me as a “ladyboy”? Or, better yet, what if we had come face to face? Would he still say I am a “charming girl”? It’s really very doubtful.
Just because someone is a member of a minority doesn’t give them a free hand to make horrid remarks. Inheriting the ignorance of the oppressors is not a solution, for anything, nor is it excusable. No matter how witty, how intelligent, how funny you may be. There is no excuse for hatred.