Since time post Stone Wall - ( 1970 asw ) - The gays have been split into two groups. ( I do love that " The Gays" - that lovely Lesbian Couple down the way that has such a nice yard) On one side you had your radicals, your gay ghetto dwelling, hard core -rainbow wearing, shouters, who marched and sang and bought Madonna records. The other side were the assimilationists, the non rainbow set. If we just go about our living our lives in quite desperation just like everyone else, the BIG THEY will leave us alone. Get up, walk the dog, sit in traffic, come home and watch Idol. Live where ever, dress how ever , do what ever. Its just not that big of a deal. The small "g' Gay set.
I fall hard into the latter set, I've never , well, not in a LONG time tried to hide the fact that I am gay, but I hate gay pride parades, don't have a rainbow on my car, and have never bought a full length Madonna record ( a couple of itunes songs , JUST to keep my membership current). Neil is a little half and half , but much more of radical that I will ever be.
But it looks like I may have been wrong.
The VERY organized , VERY well funded, VERY media savy Mormon/Christianist/African American Mega Church crowd are gunning for me. ( the new axis of evil) I am in their gun sites and they mean business. We are all they have got left to hate, no more communists, can't hate black folk any more, all the hippies are in retirement homes. They have even , for the most part, lost the abortion battle. It's the evil gay that they will use as their rally cry now. Well, that and "Sarah is NOT STUPID, Geography is HARD"
I do not play the victim card. I don't in any way feel I am one. I don't give a fuzzy rats ass if you don't like gay people, this is America, you can hate who ever and how ever you want. Get your groove on! But these folks are out for blood. A lot of people in California could have lost their health insurance yesterday, ( I don't know this , but here in New York, for the most part, you have to be married to get it.... ) .Some people lost the right to their kids on Tuesday. If , what was your wife, is now nothing more than your room mate, and you are not the biological mother of any children that you two have, you have NO rights what so ever. This is some mean , heartless stuff here, and that is what the AXIS wants.
LOOK at what the official "CHRISTIAN COALITION of AMERICA" news release was yesterday:Thus far, 30 states have outlawed homosexual "marriages" by an average close to 70% approval by voters through amendments to the state constitutions. In addition, the voters in Arkansas yesterday approved a measure banning unmarried couples from serving as adoptive or foster parents. It will be the goal of Christian Coalition to ensure that the other 20 states adopt similar amendments banning homosexual "marriages" including the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut which also had two judicial decisions, by one vote margins, legalizing these abominations.
How do we , as the assimilation set , deal with this? How do we deal with the pitch fork welding mob coming at us while we mow the lawn? Some have said that Prop 8 was the smack in the face to wake up " Gay America" . I guess only time will tell. But my little cocoon seems , well less solid than it once did. There may yet be a rainbow sticker on the second jeep in our family.
OH! and those Vampires over on the right are becoming big brother as well. This from JOEMYGOD: "The Christianists are monitoring this and other LGBT blogs and calling for the criminal prosecution of those calling for violent revenge against the religious right in the wake of yesterday's vote on Proposition 8." SEE, they are the victim of OUR aggression.... Where the fuck are the lions???