‘Gay’ is a reclaimed slur, just like ‘queer’

my commentary on @aroacemonster@tumblr.com’s post “terfs in the discourse tag” (Tumblr)

This is a comment I made on a Tumblr post in February 2019. The post is about the opposition to the reclamatory use of the word ‘queer’, so-called “ace discourse” where factions within LGBT/queer communities favor the exclusion of those on the asexual and aromantic spectra (a-spec) from said communities, and the connection to trans…