1. says

    “I just wish that being gay (or transgender, or asexual, or fill-in-the-blank here) was as unremarkable to the masses as being left-handed or blonde.”

    Okay, it’s great she’s out. But I am tired of LGBT people, freshly out or not, hoping for the day when queerness becomes unremarkable. African Americans, Latino people, and others, don’t predicate an entire equal-rights movement on the notion that they are unremarkable and that a perfect world their identity would melt away as a distinctive characteristic. Why should queer people default to that notion? As politically useful as it is, I feel that we when we promulgate this attitude–and we all do it–we need to look hard at our motives.

  2. UFFDA says

    And what would, what coud our motives be David? In fact it’s not about motives at all, but merely a sensible wish to be, in this case, left alone about our sexuality.
    It may be too much to ask now, but that won’t always be the case. In the meantime she sounds a little too cavilear about it for our time yet even that may be a kind of progress, perhaps even leadership.

  3. johnny says

    Man, I wish I was super gay instead of the plain ‘ol regular gay.

    How do I get an upgrade?

  4. MateoM says

    Who is Alan Brickman? Does getting attention for one alias warrant coming up with five others to spew the same trolling crap?

  5. Marc says

    Jenny, I <3 you! You just gained a new fan.

    And to all you catty b*tches…. eff off, darlings. You are tired, uninteresting and have no relevance to this conversation. Have a lovely day. :-)