The growing generational gap within the queer community is only becoming more apparent. Whether it’s online or in-person, older queer people are rarely included in conversations about queer issues, and often find themselves being excluded from queer spaces.
They are also regularly called out for using ‘outdated’ labels to describe themselves. These actions only stand to fuel further disconnect within our community, and by letting it happen, we risk missing out on having valuable conversations about the evolving nature of the queer experience.
The older queer generation have lived through so much history, and it’s important that we remember what things were like in the past so we can appreciate the present.