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Regarding the firestorm that was Monica's firing, mods resigning, SE non-apologizing, then backpedaling, then apologizing, then putting out the wildly negatively received FAQ on the new CoC regarding pronouns, it's been pretty hard to follow, hard to understand, and frustrating to hear about.
What hasn't been hard to follow and identify, however, is the both explicit and subtle instances of homophobia, queerphobia, and transphobia that have emerged. I suppose, since most everyone is frustrated with the new pronoun CoC, LGBT-phobes have decided they can blend their bigotry in with the general and appropriate outrage that isn't directed at the LGBT+ users on SE, but rather SE's mishandling of an important issue.
As a queer woman, seeing comments with lots of upvotes criticizing queer and trans users and blaming this mess on them, lamenting political correctness that requires you refer to someone how they'd like you to, and anger at the fact that SE sort of, maybe, at the very beginning, wanted to protect LGBT users, is very troubling and uncomfortable for me to see.
I feel, right now, with all of this in mind, like I can't be open about my identity on SE. To my fellow LGBT+ users, do you feel the same way? If this is the case with others as well (and me hopefully not just being a snowflake), how can we fix this? Most importantly, can we fix this?
(My question is, is this issue fixable, not, is it an issue.)