I love being queer. But sometimes, I’m super jealous of heterosexual people. Straight people have privileges that I don’t, meaning that they benefit from unearned advantages based on their orientation.
Having privilege doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. It simply means there are challenges and difficulties you never have to deal with that others do. Being aware of privilege is important to understand and tackle inequality and oppression. Here are just a few privileges straight people can count on while traveling: