I state that because I do consider myself an ally. That is NOT the same as stating Im an ally. And I put it in quotes because ally is not my term. You are putting thoughts behind my words that simply do not exist. And misinterpreting what I said to mean something different. And Im not claiming the whole LBGT community doesnt deserve support, Im saying those assholes who sit there and act like being an “ally” is a bad thing so. The same way a cheating husband doesnt deserve his wife, or a student who cheated didn’t deserve the good grade they get. It doesnt matter who you are, you do not have the right to disrespect someone. I understand that the LBGT community does not like “allies” but the fact remains that however misguided they may be they are trying to show support, and that is a wonderful thing and does not warrant the hate that they get for doing so. Like a puppy who pees on the carpet, they dont know any better. So instead of saying things like “I hope they get beat up for coming out as an ally” be more respectful about it, because thats just curtesy. and maturity. My mother may be a nag, but she gives me a place to live and I respect and appreciate what little she does even if I dont always like her. Id rather have “allies” who are a little ignorant in their behavior than people who kept their mouths shut when it came time to speak up. You do DESERVE my support, as much as I deserve yours, and others deserve it as well. Because its the right thing to do. And yes support is worth a lot in the scheme of things. Like slaves who escaped the underground railroad. Everyone needs support. Im not saying its special in anyway, but it is needed. So act like you dont need it if you want to, but I am not ashamed to say Ive needed support on more than one occasion, emotionally or physically. And I do respect and appreciate the people who bothered to be there for me, or speak up when someone called me a name.