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Gay Dude rejects “LGBT” label, rejects the Permanent Victimhood of LGBT Activism, and points out that the LGBT Activist movement is about 30 years behind the times.

This is what happens when society changes so quickly. Teenagers fighting for recognition of their identity and causing controversy for taking their same-sex date to prom went to college and learned about advocacy, gay history (from the generation of the 70’s and 80’s) and devoted themselves to fighting the injustice. But by the time they got old enough to be in charge, all the injustices were gone – but the passion and the narrative remained. Today we have an entire generation of gay people in their 30’s who have not left high school in their minds. They are still fighting Ellen’s 1996 battle. They are still carrying the torch for their 1980’s mentors. They are are still arguing against Falwell and raging against Reagan. Still trying to prove homosexuality isn’t a choice or sinful.

My generation has finally built the inclusive, diverse, safe, celebrated and socially influential gay movement we dreamed of as teenagers with complete arguments against all opposition and we simply cannot accept that its obsolete.”

What can I say but… Yup.

But the Activist Left has to keep the Coalition of Permanent Victimhood. After all, if gay people acknowledged and were satisfied with their social gains, all the professional activists at HRC, NGLTF, P-FLAG and the other groups would have to get out in the real world and find real jobs; which are pretty scarce in the Obama Economy.

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  1. I’m still waiting for advocates to want government oversight of adoption decisions to ensure that gay couples are given the exact same consideration as straight couples, despite the obvious fact that gay couples will not be able to provide a home with both a mother and a father.

    In other words, it will all be about FAIRNESS, dammit! Not what is best for the child.

    Comment by Craig Smith — November 4, 2016 @ 4:26 pm - November 4, 2016

  2. It will be interesting to see the adult politics of the current G/L youth where many are coming of age without all the homophobic High School and college B-S — and politics of the closet — we dealt-with.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — November 4, 2016 @ 5:11 pm - November 4, 2016

  3. In all fairness, the Gay Left doesn’t want us anymore. The Guardian published a rather huffy article saying that, while Peter Thiel may be attracted to men, that doesn’t make him gay. Flat out admitting that “gay” is more a social construct than a sexual orientation.

    Well, fine. I’ve made the same argument before, the Gays are making it official. We no longer have to pretend to associate with them. Time for us homosexuals of a Right-Wing bent to adopt our own terminology. I submit “Theban,” it nicely encapsulates both the erotic side of our sexuality and even includes our love of guns: the elite fighting core of Thebes was made up of 150 same-sex couples, and they were never defeated until Philip of Macedon fought them to the last man, and afterwards forbade his men from mocking the Thebans for their relationships, since the idea of permanent, committed same-sex relationships was unheard of in the rest of the Greek world.

    I would say “Spartans,” but that’s already claimed by a lot of Marines.

    Comment by Sean L — November 4, 2016 @ 5:44 pm - November 4, 2016

  4. There’s a lot of truth to the argument that today’s gay left activists are stuck in the 1980s, still fighting against Falwell and raging against Reagan. Witness their fixation on the Christian Right as the biggest enemy they face, and all the energy and resources they devote to battling Christian bakers and florists who are happy to have gay customers but prefer not to cater same-sex weddings. As another example, Omar Mateen made it clear that he was shooting up the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on behalf of ISIS. And yet at least one ACLU lawyer expressly said that the Christian Right and not Islam was to blame for the tragedy. Another ACLU lawyer said that Republicans were to blame for Omar Mateen’s rampage. President Obama blamed “hatred” and the lack of common sense gun laws.

    Comment by Conservative guy — November 4, 2016 @ 9:59 pm - November 4, 2016

  5. Not what is best for the child.

    Adoption decisions are often not in the best interest in the child. Many states have laws or departmental regulations which give preference to a birth parent over others, even when neither of the birth parents would be approved to adopt a pet from a animal shelter. Similar laws or regulations also favor same-race households over differing-race households, even when the latter may more easily be obtained and may be better for the child. The modern day concept of social justice was written into adoption regulations long before it was introduced into mainstream society.

    Comment by RSG — November 4, 2016 @ 10:01 pm - November 4, 2016

  6. I submit “Theban,” […]

    Though it sounds a little Star Trekky for those of us who are not well-versed on ancient history, it is an alternative to “androphile”, which always sounded to me like a variant of something you’d look for in bodybuilding supplements.

    In all fairness, the Gay Left doesn’t want us anymore.

    Wellll, they’ll still take our money, if offered up (and assuming it can’t be traced to the worldviews of those who are distributing it). I find it curious that many LGBTQXYZ orgs—not unlike religious hucksters—seem to purge their mailing lists of those who are not active contributors. Isn’t The Message, if not The Cause, more important than money from everyone who receives their correspondence? Particularly when the development arms of many of those same organizations could rival those of hunger charities for Third World nations.

    In not-unrelated news, the Los Angeles LGBT Center is coming under fire for underpaying their employees and providing below-subsistence wages (not to mention well below a “living wage”). Meanwhile, their longtime CEO pulls down an annual salary of over $400,000. Another lesson that “nonprofit” is only a word in many parts of the charity/public service world.

    Comment by RSG — November 4, 2016 @ 10:49 pm - November 4, 2016

  7. Ted:

    Those whiny leftie brats will think they had it worse than us old geezers. While it was tough for me, I don’t pull out the victim card as I am a man and not some pussy metrosexual.

    Comment by davinci38 — November 5, 2016 @ 12:00 am - November 5, 2016

  8. @ RSG: “Berserker” also crossed my mind, since more than a couple Norse sagas contain allusions to Viking warriors getting their freak on with each other. But that’s already been ingrained in the lexicon as something entirely different. Some reference to Odin seemed equally appropriate, since Odin often consumed *ahem* “male essence” to fuel his magical rituals, but most groups who name themselves after Odin (or his Germanic variant name, “Wotan”) aren’t exactly receptive to homosexuals of any political affiliation, so no sense needlessly crossing wires.

    Comment by Sean L — November 5, 2016 @ 12:03 am - November 5, 2016

  9. With regard to gay being a social construct, this falls exactly in line with the bigoted, intolerant left, where if you are a conservative, you are not, black, female, Hispanic, or gay. That way they can lump you in with the people who cling to their Bibles and guns–the deploribles.

    Comment by Craig Smith — November 5, 2016 @ 10:10 am - November 5, 2016

  10. This says a lot about the present condition. Ayup – and yup. There is a division occurring. In so many ways it is the left-wing that is forcing the division. Not that they were ever welcoming, but they are hell-bent to force their own view as the one correct one. Let them – this extreme IS extreme whether about sexuality or about society.

    I rather like Theban myself, and given the more than general poor education these days – the Leftist would hardly know just what to say. Oh well.

    Comment by Martel's son — November 5, 2016 @ 10:49 am - November 5, 2016

  11. “but the activist left has to keep the coalition of permanent victimhood.” that’s because to the left it was never about your rights it has always been about their political agenda.

    Comment by salg — November 5, 2016 @ 12:50 pm - November 5, 2016

  12. I remember when I was a teenager the only man I knew who liked Ronald Reagan was gay, very gay.He hhad class and personal decency, for instance he would not take advantage of my sexual confusion.(Hesaid “chicken hawks disgust me “) When A.I.D.S. became a issue he merely stocked condoms on his boat.The left used the disease as a weapon to separate gay people from their common sense.Just as they are using gay people as a weapon against Christians. As for gay adoption, it is better than being aborted or a ward of state.

    Comment by Matthew the Oilman — November 5, 2016 @ 6:17 pm - November 5, 2016

  13. Yours is no disgrace.

    Comment by Matthew the Oilman — November 5, 2016 @ 10:07 pm - November 5, 2016

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