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How do you navigate a society that expects you to lean left? Have you ever been met with scrutiny before? Have you ever been or felt excluded? Asking as a slighty right-leaning lesbian because I feel like society has categorized us into "real' and "fake" based on political leanings.

How do you navigate a society that expects you to lean left? Have you ever been met with scrutiny before? Have you ever been or felt excluded? Asking as a slighty right-leaning lesbian because I feel like society has categorized us into "real' and "fake" based on political leanings.

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I’m not slightly right leaning (I’m more towards the left, but still close to center), but it doesn’t make sense to see the entire realm of lesbianism in black and white of “all lesbians and other homosexuals are democrats”.

It’s like the topic of religion with lesbians. Not all lesbians are atheists, but it’s assumed that most homosexuals are because of what the majority of religious people believe (and are evil to verbalize that homosexuality is a sin when it is not).

Am I not a real lesbian because I believe in God? No. So why should someone say or believe that all lesbians must be left wing to be considered a real lesbian?

I guess in some ways it’s not as nuanced as that though because most right wing people also deem homosexuality as bad, subscribe to harmful gender roles, and overall do not want women to become self sufficient.