On a recent Public Television broadcast of the show Nature, two young men (who appeared to be partners in that they expressed an intimacy in their physical and verbal interactions) were deemed to be be too nelly and bitchy and thus reinforcing of negative homosexual stereotypes by a blogger over a the Bilerico Project, a collective GLBT blog. This blogger was offended by this segment from the Nature show about the relationship between pets and their owners.
Said blogger saw none of the warmth, the humor, or humanity of this exchange. Instead, this is how he expressed his feelings:
"Great. Another stereotypically gay bitchy HIV+ queen stroking her feline and being, well, catty to her friend, "You don't have any trouble... especially in that shirt." When will FOX see these stereotypes for what they... Uh. What? PBS?! Goddamn it."
Isn't that cute how he made a slur using HIV+ at the same time? This blogger is not just any ol' Gay blogger, but is Bil Browning, co-founder of the Bilerico Project. I link to them, but they do not link to me. I'm about to change that. I have no interest in associating with uptight, middle class queens with no sense of humor and an over inflated sense of their own self-importance. I hope his dick is bigger than his heart and sense of humor.
Buh buh bye bye Bilerico. Visualize this:
I'm sure Browning is a nice enough guy. According to his bio, he lives in Indianapolis, Indiana where it is assumed that all Gays are nelly and all Lesbians are diesel dykes. We nelly Gays apparently embarrass him. He's probably equally embarrassed by the idea of transsexuals. Listen, I know how tough it is. This nelly drag queen was in the U.S. Army, for chrissake.
But, Bil (one "L," his spelling, not mine -- talk about Gay!) I learned a long time ago, and if you are blessed enough to live a long life (me? I've had HIV since 1985 -- that's a long life, sugah), none of us are free until we are all free. Until drag queens are free, none of us are. You only think you're butch enough to escape homophobia. You seriously need to get over yourself.
Here's my cheer: I'm here, I'm queer, and I'm a bitchy, sarcastic, nelly semi-drag queen, and I don't need permission from uptight assholes who live in the middle of nowhere for me to be me. I don't think I know how to be anyone else.
The only thing Obama promised the GLBT community was to get rid of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT). He spoke in general terms about being sympathetic to our struggle, but yada yada yada, mostly he spouted bullshit. HOWEVER, and it's a big, fucking however, he promised to get rid of DADT. Apparently, it isn't quite as important to him as President as it was to him as a candidate. Now we're being told that the military needs to study the problem carefully and "get back to him."
Okay, this is my first request of President Obama. Your people are saying that the repeal of DADT is on a back burner and may not even be acted upon this year. Okay fine. You can, however, unilaterally as President, stop the anti-Gay witch hunts, the harrassing of Gays and Lesbians in the military, and stop all discharges of Gays and Lesbians until the larger issue is resolved. And while I hate to yell, President Obama, you and your administration have been tone-fucking-deaf to Gay and Lesbian issues and sensibilities since your election, so I feel forced to yell, for one reason, you don't seem to be listening, and secondly, because you need to know how important it is to us:
STOP THE FUCKING DISCHARGES OF HONORABLE MEN AND WOMEN IN THE U.S. MILITARY SERVICES WHO ARE SUSPECTED OF BEING GAY OR LESBIAN!