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Is Protesting Allies An Effective Use Of Time For The LGBT Community?

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The past few weeks have seen members of the LGBT communities engage in a fresh round of online protests and criticism…against noted and proven LGBT allies. A few weeks back, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Logo were on the receiving end of criticism from trans activists over their use of the term “she-mail” in a game that has been a part of the show for years.

Just this week, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jo Becker found herself and her marriage equality book Forcing the Spring at the center of a firestorm of controversy and planned protests by LGBT activists who are unhappy with her allegedly myopic retelling of the battle for same-sex marriage. Though some may see it as people making their opinions heard, others see it as a waste of time and energy when there are more dangerous enemies to LGBT people that continue to fly under the radar.

So, we pose the question to you, Queerty members: Is Protesting Allies An Effective Use Of Time For The LGBT Community?