In Death and Taxes, Jamie Peck said of my conservative beliefs, “It’s easy for any progressive-minded person to feel sad that someone so beautiful could harbor such rotten ideology.” While I appreciate the compliment about my appearance, I could not help but feel disturbed at the notion that my looks, much less my sexuality, should determine my political views. I cannot help but think of another word that begins with B that connotes the intolerance of the opinions of others. The view that my sexuality should determine my beliefs was shared by Huffington Post Queer Voices editor JamesMichael Nichols. He went so far as to post a call to action, condemning any person or publication sharing or writing about my last photo series, for no reason other than my political beliefs. The hypocrisy of someone who is supposed to be representing “queer voices” working to silence a queer voice seems entirely lost on this editor.
Bill Maher suggested on his cable TV show that perhaps I and the other organizers of the LGBTrump event were “confused” and needed “gay conversion therapy.” Fascinating that these days, a straight white comedian has the moral authority — not to mention the internal experiences — to tell myself and others how to be “correctly” gay.
He goes on to counter the myths Old Gay Leftists tell themselves about those who are off-the plantation:
- “We’re Conservatives Because Our Parents Were.” – Wrong, his parents were ultra-libs.
- “Conservatives Are Hateful Bigots” – As with every other gay conservative, he has learned that his gayness is no big deal to conservatives, but his conservatism is hated by gays. “One shining example of liberal tolerance recently declared that I was “an absolute disgrace and traitor to the LGBT community.” Others on the left have gone so far as to send me death threats — fortunately, they do not believe in gun ownership, so I don’t feel that threatened.”
- Gay Conservatives Can’t Be Fun — That’s what bitter old queens tell the drones to keep them from escaping the collective.
- There are Very Few Gay Conservatives — “The stereotype that gays are met with aversion by conservatives is not only untrue, it’s harmful.” Harmful? No, but convenient to the gays in the Plantation House who don’t want the field hands to get a taste of freedom.
The comments in the article validate the author’s point about the intolerance of gay leftists and the way they bitterly cling to stereotypes, myths, and narratives.