I have a friend who has inspired me to start this blog based on questions she brought to me. She asked me LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) related questions on a fairly regular basis. She knew that she can ask the sensitive questions she needed to ask without fear of me getting upset because she doesn’t know the right terminology or how to be politically correct. I find this is something many straight allies struggle with. They are curious by nature and want to know the best way to phrase something but don’t know who to ask. Oftentimes they’re afraid to speak up because they don’t want to be laughed at, or worse fear you will judge them.
But I am here to say – it is okay to ask questions. How can we as a society grow and learn together if we don’t afford the opportunity for people to ask the tough questions? I’ve even had LGBT related questions come from LGBT people within the community regarding topics they aren’t too familiar with. Again, it’s okay to ask questions. I’ve made it part of my every day to make sure that those around me know that they can ask me anything they would like regardless of how crazy they think it may sound.
So my call to action is for you to e-mail me your questions… Hit me with anything LGBT related. I’m happy to feature your question in a future blog post. You can ask the question in the comments below OR send me an e-mail at social[at]jenntgrace.com!