The way that we imagine nonhumans in fiction reflects how little we, as humans, really get each other.
We have to seek strength from each other and our lived experiences. We have to give up self-hate and embrace self-love.
Today as I entered my home, mom and dad gave me a tight hug and said, in their happiest voices, “Congratulations son! Now it's legal.”
A judgement or a new law is a good thing, but it's only the start to the real struggle.
This judgement has struck down the law, but hasn't guaranteed social acceptance for queer folks. There is still a lot to learn and unlearn.
Artists are fighting stereotypes and discrimination, and tying to change public views in the way they best know how – through their art.