Wednesday, June 1

I like my tv loud, my beer cold, and my homosexuals flaming.

I'm sure some will feel like this progress for gay rights, that this gay boy was accepted in his community and voted prom queen. That is completely backwards. This is a man. As far as the article says there is no suggestions that he is a transexual and is planning to have a sex change operation to being a girl. What might be progress is if a gay man were voted prom king. Instead, this simply promotes stereotypes about gays as being effeminate and not masculine. And certainly many people in america claim that the male dominated society treats women as being less than men. I'm not sure i agree with that, but for anybody who does it should be pointed out that this lowers the value of a gay man, as not actually being a man, but being closer to a woman. For reasons that are entirely unclear to me this idea of the extremely effeminate and even predatory gay kid who secretly lusts after straight kids (which seems like it should be the height of offensive) has been accepted by the gay community as being a positive image of gayness, as portrayed by the gay character on glee. What if instead we just had a gay person who was not particularly different from the american norm, except that instead of being attracted to women he was attracted to men.


Blogger Aras said...

That's absolutely bizarre. Did the straight male king have to dance with him?????????????

1:44 AM  
Blogger Liepa said...

totally agree. did he dress as a woman?

8:19 AM  
Blogger Aras said...

if he didn't dress as a woman, it would be using the title as a pun instead of the traditional sense. i can't possibly imagine why they would do that. it would be like naming the fattest student king because he looks like Kevin James.

2:06 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

Based off of the article he does not dress or self identify as a woman. The article made no mention of either, and i think it would have had it been true. So they were in fact making a pun about an effeminate gay man being a "queen." Which a decade ago would have been offensive, but for some reason is now the height of acceptance.

11:24 PM  

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