1. jason says

    Oh, go away, Lady Gaga. I am so sick of this attention whore. She talks of us gays as if we are a bloc of segregated people, referring to us as “the gays”. I suspect she knows very little about male sexuality and is merely pandering to club queens.

  2. Zlick says

    Gaga is not the one who “made” us a segregated group of people. That was done by society (and helped more than a little bit by our former and lingering propensity to live in supportive gay ghettos in large numbers).

    Sure, we are each gay + a trillion other things as individual human beings. So are Christians, Republicans, and Tea Baggers. Get over it, Jason. We use names and groupings for convenience’ sake. I’m not a big Gaga fan, but there are far worse things than one of the most popular celebrities in the world being incredibly supportive of gay rights.

  3. Vlad says

    K1, exactly how are her defensive fans worse than homophobes? How are people infatuated with the music and theatrics of a pop star who appears to be exceptionally supportive of GLBT rights worse than people who believe that we do not deserve any rights or that we should be treated, segregated, jailed, beaten, murdered?

  4. Christopher says

    How about:

    People need to stop attacking and insulting Lady Gaga. She is being more vocal than the “fierce advocate” we poured dollars and votes into who has made no movement on his gay rights promises in his close to two years in office.

  5. K1 says

    Why are Lady Gaga’s fans so insecure? I’ve heard straight women insult gay men who dared to cricitize their idol. Camille Paglia was recently voted “the most hated person in the world” by E-entertainment TV viewers because she wrote a negative piece on Lady Gaga. And her Wiki page has been vandalized a dozen times in less than a week by Gaga fans. Her fans are terribly immature and really need to grow up.

  6. jerry says

    I’m not a Lady Gaga fan. I think she’s doing an awesome job. You can call her a famewhore all you want, but to say you don’t like her spreading the message that ‘gay is okay’… you really must hate yourself.

  7. Zlick says

    Yeah, I’m not what you would call a fan either. In order, I like her 1) gay rights promotion, 2) outrageous fashions; 3) videography, and 4) music. I wouldn’t notice if she stopped being a public figure tomorrow, but she sure is one of the best advocates for gay rights out there. Even if it’s self-promoting, where’s the problem with that?

  8. says

    “Last night Rachel Maddow started her show with the story of Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, whose 18-year career as an Air Force fighter pilot is about to end due to the “”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”” policy.

    Maddow has been giving “”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”” a good amount of coverage recently. Instead of following this issue as a political story — e.g. talking about which politicians made the most dramatic argument on the issue or discussing how the issue will affect the next election — she’s been focusing on people facing a discharge under DADT, people like Lt. Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and an Arabic-translator, or 2nd Lt. Sandy Tsao, who received a personal letter from President Obama after Tsao wrote to Obama about repealing DADT.

    By talking to people facing a discharge under the policy, Rachel is making the issue about individuals who are seeing their careers end and talent being taken away from our military due to DADT. Beyond making viewers see the consequences of this policy, these servicemembers’ stories give the issue a sense of urgency since these officers will likely be discharged from the military soon, unless something is done to change DADT.”

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