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I've got a question for all of my lesbos here! I live in the Midwest but in a very democratic city. All of the other lesbians I know are left leaning, pro Trans rights and super progressive.

My question here is, where does everyone sit on the political scale? I don't want to start depates or fights of any kind. I've just been very curious about this and have been scared to talk about it in my "queer" group of friends. I feel safe here to have an open minded conversation here.

Myself personally am conservative. I don't align with either party because I think they both are completely bogus. I vote for people whom I feel are pro America and pro constitution. I think Washington DC is full of monsters who should probably all get flushed and we can start a new 😁 (if only) What about you?

I've got a question for all of my lesbos here! I live in the Midwest but in a very democratic city. All of the other lesbians I know are left leaning, pro Trans rights and super progressive. My question here is, where does everyone sit on the political scale? I don't want to start depates or fights of any kind. I've just been very curious about this and have been scared to talk about it in my "queer" group of friends. I feel safe here to have an open minded conversation here. Myself personally am conservative. I don't align with either party because I think they both are completely bogus. I vote for people whom I feel are pro America and pro constitution. I think Washington DC is full of monsters who should probably all get flushed and we can start a new 😁 (if only) What about you?

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I'm a Democratic Socialist and dues paying DSA member. But I'm feeling increasingly politically homeless with how the left has abandoned women and class-consciousness. Deeply concerned that trans rights are gonna be used to toss out all the left, feminism and gay rights has worked for when the backlash comes 🙃

Also politically homeless, but left leaning “libertarian” (as that means a different thing now than it should, it’s in quotes, as “libertarian” now means economically conservative and socially liberal at times, in which I am not economically conservative).

Essentially I feel I lean more moderate. I don’t subscribe to trans ideology, I don’t subscribe to conservative “good ol’ boys” culture that men are always right and women are always wrong (in which most conservatives I’ve known think like that, or want trump back in office despite him being practically a dementia patient). So with that on either side, I don’t think people with severe mental inability should be running movements or the country.

I don’t think everyone should have a “participation trophy”, I don’t think male feelings should be prioritized (with regards to…well everything but some examples would be TRAs and MRAs).

I also don’t like Biden. I’m also very green in my priorities (and especially try to be). I’d consider myself an environmentalist and the whole putting Democrats on some untarnishable pedestal is just as immoral as letting rightwing white men once again own the world. No one is without criticism, and I think extreme left wing individuals nearly worship these people when in most cases, they do just as bad as the men on the right.

I have considered myself a liberal for my entire life but now feel politically homeless. My main issue, apart from advocating for women and girls, is climate change, which neither party in the US appears to take seriously.

[–] ItsCalculated 5 points Edited

I think Washington DC is full of monsters who should probably all get flushed and we can start a new.

I remember watching Mars Attacks when I was a kid and wondering why the old woman laughed when the aliens killed congress. Now I think it's hilarious.

I'm pro gun for self defense as guns are a great equalizer. As a radical feminist I'm a political orphan because the conservatives want to own women and the liberals want to use and exploit women. I'm very much concerned about climate change and the destruction of our planet. I begrudgingly lean more liberal because nothing matters if we scorch the planet.

I guess you could call me a lefty but I don't like to commit to ideologies. I generally vote for politicians that support broadly socialist policies given that I have to live in a society. I am pretty separatist, though, both as a feminist and general keep-my-distance-from-humanity, lol.

Priorities for me beyond my feminist ones are environmentalism/climate change, workers' rights, data privacy and freedom from surveillance, healthcare access, and transit equity.

Hello! I'm also in the midwest, a lot of my LGBT friends are progressive and fall very left on the political scale. Surprisingly one of my I would say I definitely used to also fall in that scale but now I would say that I align a lot more with the tiny green party that the U.S. has. However, I also feel like I'm a quick slide away from going socialist. My priorities are women's lib, social welfare, and the environment.

[–] Selkiesmer 3 points Edited

I’ve always considered myself a realist and a centrist, but that probably means something very different in Canada versus the US. I support our socialized medicine system, acknowledge white privelege and racism, climate change is real, I believe in democracy, good school systems, and a free press. I think there’s a balance to be had between social supports and individual responsibility… but I’m loathe to scrap programs that keep kids out of poverty.

I often find my political beliefs clash with those I’m dating- whether they’re completely ignorant about politics and find me extreme or whether they are super left think I’m either ignorant or a fascist (I kid, kinda). Tolerance for disagreement is important to me.

[–] fae 3 points

I vote for either a socialist party, or my country's main workers' party. Of course, gender ideology has infiltrated all leftist parties to some extent, but oh well. I'm staying in the left and waiting it out.

I live in the UK and I’ve voted labour (left wing), I do however live in a Conservative safe seat area so my vote is meaningless unfortunately. I am generally left wing though I don’t like the whole polarisation of issues. The problem is the labour party in the UK have lost working class support because it has wrapped itself up in ‘progressive social issues’ and not given a clear financial plan for how they want to improve the country.

Left. Will vote for whoever I have to if it means preserving women‘s rights

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