Yeah, you can read the rest of that, if you’re interested, but these stories — “Omigod, I Suddenly Discovered I’m Queer” — are beginning to bore me. Never thought I’d say that. However, after months of researching radical feminism, I’ve come to the conclusion that the only reason girls insist that their parents pay to send them to a “small liberal arts school lacking in a party atmosphere” (Emerson College annual tuition, $37,350) is so they can get a Salon column out of it.
And also marry a lesbian with too many piercings.
Give it a few years, and maybe she’ll write another Salon column — perhaps “Omigod, My Lesbian Wife Dumped Me Because I’m Not Queer Enough for Her” — but my point is that (a) the sapphic bildungsroman is swiftly becoming a journalistic cliché, and (b) it is therefore absurd forJaclyn Archer to say she is oppressed by “institutional heteronormativity” at Eastern Washington University.
So, could this Christmas ad (from Britain) *be* any more “totes adorbs?”
Cute, right? I mean, we’re talking tugging at the heart strings on a Pixar-level “First ten minutes of ‘Up’” levels. So, who could be offended by this ad?
Uptight, bitter, insecure, gay people, apparently, because the ad has been labeled “heterosexist.”
According to Gay Star News the homosexuals of my native land are miffed at what they perceive as the heteronormativity of the ad. As several British tweeters pointed out, penguins are known to be a gay-friendly species.
Because, you know, heterosexual relationships are so unusual in the Animal Kingdom.
Ghey folk must have it pretty good if they’re whining about crap like this.
“Let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” he wrote in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek.
Congratulations, Tim! And it’s great to see you acknowledge, along the way, how America has changed and become gay-positive over the last several decades:
The world has changed so much since I was a kid. America is moving toward marriage equality, and the public figures who have bravely come out have helped change perceptions and made our culture more tolerant…
Part of social progress is understanding that a person is not defined only by one’s sexuality, race, or gender.
Although it’s not so great, Tim, that you still couldn’t stop yourself from playing the Gay Victim card like a drama queen:
Being gay has given me…a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with…
…there are laws on the books in a majority of states that allow employers to fire people based solely on their sexual orientation. There are many places where landlords can evict tenants for being gay…
I challenge GP’s readers to post in the comments, any examples of U.S. / State “laws on the books” that positively or specifically authorize “employers to fire people based solely on their sexual orientation.”
As for the bit about landlords and tenants: It’s also known as freedom of association, Tim. It’s a good thing because *you* get to have it as well; or at least you *should* get to have it (I am aware that the State of California unfortunately denies everyone that freedom).
Note how, in the above list of 40 countries for 2013, all of the Islamic or Muslim-majority countries were at 78% disapproval or higher (Egypt at 95%). Compared to 37% or much less, for the U.S. and Western Europe (Spain at 6%). Fascinating.
Annise Parker, who showed her fascist leanings by demanding that clergymen within her fiefdom turn over their sermons for her review, followed up that debacle by claiming her daughter suffered the worst sort of oppression a liberal gay can experience (i.e. hurt feelings and a small degree of inconvenience) when the DMV blatantly discriminated against her driver’s license application because her paperwork cited two moms (which, by the way, is a biological impossibility.)
Daughter needs drivers test. Has all docs, some in MomA name, some MomK, but w/ birth cert showing both. DPS says can only be from 1 mom!-A
As is usually the case when a left-wing activist lesbian reports a hate-crime, it was all bullsheet.
DPS Press Secretary Tom Vinger took issue with Parker’s recollection of events, writing in a statement:
“All individuals applying for their first Texas driver license must provide a variety of documents to prove their identity, Social Security Number, U.S. citizenship or lawful presence status, and Texas residency. In this case, the adult applicant did not initially present sufficient documentation to prove residency. Once she provided the required documentation, she was able to complete the transaction. There is no indication that any delay in the process was related to same-sex marriage.”
This is a fairly accurate impression of what happens when left-wing activist gays put on their oppression goggles.
Facebook has been cracking down on people who don’t use their real names on their Facebook accounts because of bullying (or possibly because it interferes with their data gathering). This crackdown has had a disproportionate effect on drag queens.
According to the views expressed on their Twitter and Tumblr, RealNamePolice appears to have an ideological interest in disrupting the accounts of whoever they deem to be a “secular sodomite.” But their greater mission is to report any and all accounts with “fake names,” and drag queens and the broader LGBT community made for an natural starting place. “Their names are simply the easiest to spot… [there are] massive amounts of real name violators… They are the ones with the most obvious fake names and hundreds of friends with fake names.”
From the article, it sounds like the Real Name Police are just busybodies with way too much time on their hands who get off on causing hassle for other people. Any number of Federal Bureaucracies… EPA, FDA, TSA … would probably love to hire such motivated people.
Lisa Ann Coleman was executed in Texas yesterday and the human race is better off because of it. As she went to her appointment with the executioner, she remained defiant and unrepentant.
‘Tell them I finished strong,’ she said.
Her lawyers claim her only crime is being a black lesbian.
‘What she’s really guilty of is being a black lesbian,’ Stickels said.
‘Her sexual orientation played a role in the state choosing to seek the death penalty and in her getting the death penalty.’
But, of course, the left thinks the real victim is Lisa Ann Coleman
A Gay Left Activist group looked at the violence and rioting carried out by Democrat base voters in Fergusom MO and said to themselves, “How can we buck off of this and promote racial divisiveness at the same time?”
In a vile attempt to cash in on the racial unrest in Ferguson and the tragic death of Michael Brown, gay activist company FCKH8.com releases a video (supposedly) featuring black children from Ferguson. Accusing all white people of being racist and clueless, the children, in a superbly slick production, deliver a racist rant only liberals could be okay with. Well, not all liberals. FCKH8.com is hawking t-shirts for $13. And a whopping $5 (allegedly) goes to “charities that are fighting racism.”
Some obviously self-hating gheys in Seattle participated in a “die-in” to show their hatred for the only country in the Middle East where Gay Rights are protected, and their support for a murderous anti-gay Islamist terror regime.
Makes total sense, right?
Remember how Ronald Reagan rounded up all the gay people and put them in concentration camps?
“In the early Eighties, as a 22-year-old queer man living during the Reagan-Bush administration, I was afraid to get tested for HIV for fear of quarantine, the threat of internment camps and having my basic civil rights stripped away,” he said.
The deranged paranoia of the gay left is something to behold; as are the politicians who enable it for political gain. And notice how Rolling Stone and the LOGO network act like his paranoia was completely reasonable and justified his choice not to take basic measures to protect his health and the health of others.
Commenter Steve notes this article at Frontpage Mag where in left-wing gay activists cheer that the state of Iowa has reduced the penalty for lying about one’s HIV status in order to deliberately expose sex partners to HIV; a practice I believe is known as “Stealthing.” Of course, this is not enough for the Gay Left. Nothing is ever enough for the gay left. Gay activists demand that “Stealthing” be completely decriminalized because it hurts the feelings of HIV positive people and inhibits their sex lives:
HIV transmission should not be criminalized—ever. HIV criminalization laws do absolutely nothing to prevent the spread of the virus. They stigmatize HIV-positive people, dissuade people from getting tested, and undermine public health goals. They are exceedingly difficult to enforce and based on junk science. They should all be repealed, entirely, immediately.
There may be a Libertarian argument for decriminalizing HIV transmission. After all, everyone is ultimately responsible for one’s health and the choices one makes. But it is so typical of the left to make the argument that it should be decriminalized to spare the feelings and facilitate the sex lives of people who want to spread HIV.
It has been noted previously that Michael Sam has been playing the game of “I should have been drafted a lot sooner, but I was not and some other factor than my ability is obviously the reason for that.” And the lefty media establishment has been eager to fill in the blank by identifying “some other factor” as a word that rhymes with “Momorobia.”
But, there may have been a way in which Michael Sam’s awesome sexuality was a factor on the minds of NFL owners.
“I spoke to one NFL team that suggested it was interested in drafting Sam and had no concerns about him fitting into its locker room or creating any distractions. The team was instead worried what the public perception would be if it drafted and then cut him — and this team had projected Sam as an extremely late pick, likely to be on its roster bubble — even if it made the move solely for football-related reasons.”
A perfectly valid point. The left uses victimhood status as both shield and cudgel against criticism of those whose primary claim to fame is their status as a member of a protected victim group. Criticism of Obama is, de facto, racism. Criticism of Hillary is, de facto, sexism. And criticism of Michael Sam is, de facto, homophobia. And drafting him his inviting trouble from those who care nothing about the game of football except as a vessel for advancing the Party Agenda.
I think the left has officially decided that gays are hot and Jews are not.
A manipulative, lesbian sociopath targeted teachers and fellow students with hate crime allegations just to avoid homework. The woman claimed that her car and locker were vandalized, and that she received death threats after coming out of the closet in high school.
“I had a whole bunch of homework to do and I hadn’t done it. None of it. Hadn’t read anything, hadn’t done the notes. I don’t remember what the assignment was, but it was something that we had a week or two to do and I hadn’t done any of it. So I broke into the locker room and I graffitied my locker. Then the first or second period of the day, they called me out of the office, they said, ‘You can go home if you want to.’ I was like, Sweet. I went home and did my homework.” …
Each time she committed another crime, she says, “It was a little like pressure-release valve.”
“Imagine someone was like, ‘You have zero responsibility now.’”
Gee, now where could she have possibly gotten the message that accusing other people of bigotry absolved here of all responsibility for her actions?
Today, the nation’s largest Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee announced on its website that WikiLeaks
whistle-blowertraitor (-Ed) Chelsea Manning has been chosen to represent the event as a 2014 Honorary Grand Marshal.
Manning thanked the San Francisco Pride Committee from Fort Leavenworth military prison, declaring, “As a trans* woman, I appreciate the Pride movement’s significant role in bringing together diverse communities and elevating the public profile of the fight for queer rights. I have always enjoyed attending Pride celebrations given the opportunity, and I’m deeply honored to receive this title.”
Obviously, he was the only gay person in the military worth honoring.
Then, I remember this article from The Onion, and Bradley Manning seems perfect: Gay-Pride Parade Sets Mainstream Acceptance Of Gays Back 50 Years
The powerful Democrat Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives resigned this weekend as Federal Agents and Rhode Island State Police raided his home and office collecting evidence of corruption in state Government. Gordon Fox was the first openly gay statehouse speaker in the United States and a champion of the cause of same sex marriage; also a crook, apparently. Fox was once hailed by the media as “courageous” for his stance on gay marriage. “Courageous” is a word the media use to describe politicians who agree with the majority opinion of the media and the Democrat left. As he once described himself, in a weird sort of self-victimizing compliment:
Fox once summed up his unlikely rise to become one of the most powerful figures in Rhode Island government this way: “I’m a biracial gay kid that wasn’t supposed to be speaker.”
Giving people high office and power on the basis of their being “Historic Firsts” has never worked out well, has it?
Those who rallied to the defense of Kaitlyn Hunt argued that enforcing age-of-consent laws is homophobic if the accused offender is gay. (ABC will feature “Free Kate” again on 20/20 Friday.) And in case you haven’t noticed, there have been several recent cases where older lesbians decided to “liberate” pubescent minors from oppressive patriarchal heteronormativity:
- Arizona physical education teacher Nicole Wooten was arrested last February on charges that she had sex with a girl in 2005 and 2006, when the victim was a 12-year-old eighth-grader.
- Texas music teacher Linda Wallace was sentenced to prison in September after pleading guilty to having had a four-year sexual affair with a female student that began when the girl was 13.
- South Dakota teacher Tonya Drueppel was arrested in January on charges that she had sex with a middle-school girl beginning in October 2012, when the victim was 13.
I would posit this is more of a progressive left thing than a gay/lesbian thing; Woody Allen and Roman Polanski get similar passes because they are men of the left. The progressive left prizes sexual license above freedom, above liberty, above sound economics. There is a neurotic impulse to defend any sexual deviance because not accepting a sexual practice is seen as a concession to the socially conservative right.
It’s not just Teh Gheys who like to engage in victimhood cosplay and wear the mantle of African-Americans; white women from well-off families also play that game. It has also provoked a sort of backlash within the Twitterverse.
“Everything is like slavery. Except slavery. Get it over it already.” #WhiteFeministRants
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) February 1, 2014
You’re oppressing & scaring me by disagreeing with my opinion about what I think is best for your community #WhiteFeministRants
— IAMCLB (@IAMCLB) February 1, 2014
#WhiteFeministRants “I went into a Black community to do charity work & they didn’t have a Starbucks & suddenly I knew how the slavery felt”
— Camara Throws Shade (@Pundit_AcadEMIC) January 31, 2014
This sort of victimhood one-upswomanship is one of the odder products of the progressive collectivist mentality. It strikes those of us who identify primarily as individuals not as members of a group as ridiculous; because it is.
One may have noticed a propensity among gay rights advocates to compare their “civil rights” struggle to the civil rights struggles of the descendents of slaves. Mr. Adam Thomason provides five reasons why the comparison of the struggle is invalid. The article is worth a full read and thoughtful consideration… which is more than many of those in the comments section have given it… but the short version is this:
- Laws have never mandated “heterosexual only” and “gay only” water fountains, diners, buses, schools,
- Homosexuals have never been snatched away from their families at birth for the purpose of division and dehumanization.
- Homosexual men/women have never been targeted for slavery because of their sexual orientation
- Homosexuals have never been denied their citizenship by laws of the United States because of their sexual orientation.
- Homosexuals have never been as a matter of law treated as property because of their sexual orientation
And the takeaway…
To compare the struggle of homosexual men/women to that of African Americans is more than offensive. It’s wiping out 300 years of historical fortitude that saw a people fight to maintain the identity-legacy that was stolen from them on day one.
Fresh from its “victory” over Duck Dynasty, the Fascist, Christian-Hating Bully-Boys and Bully-Womyn of GLAAD successfully threatened and intimidated old comedian Bob Newhart into canceling a scheduled appearance for a group of Catholic Businessmen. Ace comments:
GLAAD demands that Christians (fundmentalists, Catholics, those who believe in the inerrancy of the Bible) renounce a core part of their selves in order to join polite society. If they refuse, they will be excluded from society, by use of social pressure to harass, insult, humiliate, ostracize, and economically marginalize those Christians who do not fall into line.
Is GLAAD’s position so weak, so intellectually indefensible, that it cannot prevail in reasoned debate, and therefore all opposition must be bullied into silence? This is how America becomes divided and balkanized; because groups like GLAAD make civil disagreement impossible. “I disagree with what you say, but I will fight for our right to say it,” has become, “I disagree with what you say, and I will fight to see that you lose your job for saying it.”
And some will say, “Well, it’s all right, because the Government isn’t doing it, it’s just a private group.” No, it’s just technically legal for a private group to do it, that doesn’t make it right. The end result is a divided nation where civil debate is impossible.