I Have Heterosexual Privilege If...
                          by Ken Hirschmann

1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my sexuality most
of the time.

2. If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure that my neighbors in
such a location will be neutral or pleasant to me.

3. I can be sure I will not be denied the right to marry whomever I
choose to.

4. I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper
and see people of my sexuality widely represented.

5. When I am told about our national heritage or about
I am shown that people of my sexuality made it what it is.

6. I can be pretty sure that I can adopt children.

7. If I want to, I can be pretty sure of finding a publisher for this
piece on heterosexual privilege.

8. I can be sure that children will be given curricular materials that
testify to the existence of my sexuality.

9. I can be sure I will not be denied insurance, employment or credit due
to my sexuality.

10. I can arrange to protect my children most of the time from people who
   might not like them.

11. I do not have closet anxiety.

12. I can publicly display affection to my loved one without fear of
   harrassment or attack.

13. I am honestly portrayed in the media.

14.  I am never asked to speak for all the people of my sexuality.

15.  I can remain oblivious of the culture and customs of homosexuals and
bisexuals without feeling in my culture any penalty for such oblivion.

16.  I can remain oblivious to the culture and customs of homosexuals and
bisexuals and be congratulated by my culture for such oblivion.

17. I can be pretty sure that if I ask to talk to "the person in
charge," I will be facing a person of my sexuality.

18.  I needn't hide my sexuality in certain situations for personal

19. I can leave a nightclub consisting mostly of people of my sexuality
knowing I will not get harrassed or attacked for my sexuality.

20. I can go home from most meetings of organizations I belong to feeling
somewhat tied in, rather than isolated, out-of-place, outnumbered, unheard,
held at a distance, or feared.

21. I can tell my sexuality to someone without fear of negative

22. I need not fear financial and emotional truncation from my family
simply due to my sexuality.

23. I can be sure that if I need legal or medical help, my sexuality will
not work against me.

24. If my day, week, or year is going badly, I need not ask of each
negative episode or situation whether it has sexuality overtones.

25. I can be pretty sure postings like this and chalkings will not be
removed solely for their content.