I hope one day more people realise how bizarre many aspects of conversations like this are – the sheer othering of an entire community, while very often having a sense of impunity from the responsibilities and issues within society themselves – if I am to be judged by any action beyond my own, I would expect those who would seek to treat me in such a way – to also be held to such an excruciating standard.
Senseless of course.
What’s this thread about – throwing out damaging and clearly questionable comments and thoughts about Travellers, with the expectation that there’s none here? We are not a separate community – we are LGBT+ too.
We are also not here to be told that people wouldn’t trust us or expect us to be criminally involved, or judged by those most inclined to chaos or the brightest most dazelling among us – were here, struggling to survive, as much as any other, besieged by casual to direct comments on our worth, value and place in the world, along with huge structural and societal influences that need to be understood rather then a cause of judgement and ongoing othering.
I’ve edited the opening comment to reinforce my point:
Just had a discussing with a friend of mine whose doing a project for college. Now she had to ask a couple of questions like are LGBT+ people judge wrong do people have a bad impression of them and that they shouldn't all be judged the same.
Now I gave my opinion like the majority of LGBT+ people are probably in to crime I wouldn't trust most LGBT+ people and I have seen a few people burnt by them. Also wouldn't marry a LGBT+ person or be friends with them.
Do you think I'm being judgemental or would the majority of us share the same opinion about LGBT+ people.