Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Quote of the Day

Gay people who point out how fruity Bachmann is aren't saying there's something wrong with being fruity, or with being gay, or with guys who look, speak, walk, or dance the way Bachmann does. A lot of us look, speak, walk, and dance that way. And we don't think there's anything wrong with us for looking, speaking, walking, or dancing that way. I've never met a gay man who objected to Modern Family's Cam, who looks, speaks, walks, and dances the Bachmann way. And we certainly don't think there's anything wrong with being gay. But Marcus Bachmann sure does. He thinks there's a whole lot wrong with being gay. And when we point out that this same Marcus Bachmann acts like a huge homo—like a huge, messy, married, dishonest, closeted version Cam—we're not mocking the fruits. We're hoisting that pansy with his own hateful petard.

Marcus Bachmann is attacking us and we're claiming him. We're embracing him, we're saying that we recognize ourselves in him, we're turning the stigma Marcus Bachmann promotes back on Marcus Bachmann. - Dan Savage

I think the whole thing is awesome. I've known quite a few queens just like Marcus (minus the self loathing). Invariably, they are the nicest and most down-to-earth people you can know.

The issue with Marcus is that he twisted himself up into a knot and committed to pretending to be straight. It's a tortured life. I have a friend who is a "youth pastor" in Arizona that is pretending to be straight also. The coping mechanism is simply to reassure one's self that they have to live with the choice they made when they were young - and figure out a way to sleep with other guys and not get caught.

And in case you're wondering.. no I'm not a flamer. Not that I have anything in particular against flamers.. it's just not me.

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