Jul 18, 2011
commented on Queen for a Day
Remember, we're not stereotyping Marcus Bachmann as a gay man, we're stereotyping him as a self-hating closet queen - and he's given us the ammunition. It's not just about the way he prances or speaks, it's what he says - he simply sounds like he has a lot of experience repressing his sexuality.
Jun 6, 2011
commented on Boston Red Sox to Create "It Gets Better" Video
I would love it if, barring an actually gay player coming out, the Sox or the Cubs could use players with openly gay friends and relatives in the video and have them talk about the positive things those people bring to their lives. That would be a powerful message not only about a positive future, but also for any closeted athletes.
Jul 22, 2009
commented on Surrender, Douchebags!
Loveschild, as much as this may shock you, gay people were not sent down here by the pod people from their spaceship to take over the earth. Rather, we are human beings, part of the human species, a species in which every single individual is 50% male and 50% female. Is it that shocking to you that some of us are more of a mixture (and if you really want to blow your mind, google "intersex" to learn about humans who have no easily definable gender)?
As for gay kids, well, I did not know that I was gay when I was 5, but my parents sure did (and that was in 1972), which is why they spent the next decade trying to "fix" me. I didn't understand until I was 13 that I was gay, and the realization was horrifying. Imagine waking up one morning and realizing that you are the pervert, the monster, the faggot you've been warned against by parents and teachers and priests (yep, I'm Catholic).
I was in my 30s before I realized that I could be a fully functional adult as a gay man, and you bet your rear end I want gay kids going through schools today to know that hope is out there - not hope to be straight, but hope to be whole and healthy.
You want to teach your kids differently? Go ahead. But those kids will be entering a world where we won't be silent anymore, where we do live our lives openly and honestly. What happens when your kid comes home with a best friend who has two moms? Or starts their career working for a gay boss? How do you want them to represent your teachings and your morality?