Grey – A Toast

Here is to all the people who are slyly trying to call out their facebook friends on using the word tr*nny in their latest facebook post.

Who then doesn’t do that great.

And the comment thread diverges from holiday plans to why people are not allowed to use tr*nny to describe anyone, let alone a thai woman on the cover of a travel brochure.

And another drink to the lone defender who doesn’t use the word privilege once, when trying to explain that tr*nny is not their word to use.

Who continues to explain that just because there are lots of ladyboys in thailand doesn’t mean that everyone in thailand is one.

Who resists the urge to then say, maybe if you have these attitudes, thailand might not be the best place for you to holiday, how about bali?

Who keeps their calm when they start confusing bisexual people with trans* people. (I’m not sure how either)

And who then tries to quietly point out that just because angelina and brad are together that doesn’t mean angelina is not bi.

And this time avoids using the term “bierasure” because they know that this person’s cousin will get them confused with the synthpop duo erasure.

And they know that if that cousin mentions erasure again, they will have to tell them that Andy Bell is gay.

But even the next time that cousin brings up Erasure they don’t, because that is a weak, weak move.

Oh but they totally do the time after, cause really, who is a homophobic erasure fan who doesn’t know that Andy Bell is gay.

He even has HIV, it’s like being a Queen fan and not knowing anything about Freddie Mercury.

Urg, and here’s to that person, ’cause that was just last week.