This June instead of posting to The Cis Jungle I chose to stay silent. Intentionally silent. It was was my of way of silently protesting; the opposite of what is trendy right now. The Resist Trump protest/movement predominately led by the white gays is almost comical to me. Take a look around at the existence and lives of other LGBTQ+ folks and honestly proclaim there wasn’t a need for a movement before Trump. We as the community we claim to be suffer gross injustices every single day for decades and centuries but we allowed many of them to go unchecked. There are queer people suffering everyday and have long before this current president. Many of those making noise now are doing so because for the first time they are now feeling the pain personally. So I chose to be silent the way I am silenced everyday.