Wednesday, March 14, 2018
It would be an exaggeration to see this as bullying, but to many it feels like it. To be unwelcome, ignored, or dismissed in what is suppose to be your own community- to be shunned for your interests, fashion, body type, gender, or inability to adhere to the preprogrammed ideas of what Gay Media has told us works best in relation to social interaction with in said community, may be yet another way in which certain gay persons feel oppressed or closeted- that in this community there is no place for you unless you act accordingly. A new version of the straight oppression from many decades ago.
As questionable and utterly offensive as gay provocateur Milos Yiannopoulos was before the back lash against his uglier pronouncements silenced his reach, he exposed the cracks in a framework that claimed to be altruistic and inclusive, one that brays about the diversity and encompassing invitations to all creatures, while quickly turning back to the same old song and dance with the same old features and media dominated trends it allows face time, and nothing more. It seems the one place that could be of help to the greater human community has continued to prove itself a solipsistic paradise where only a certain type will be fully embraced, and the rest can be pushed aside for the greater agenda of commercial thought and marketplace value. No longer, does it seem, the gay community at large promote and value from within- elevating, promoting, and celebrating the vast array of talent and temerity on display in our neighborhoods across the world- but more what the standard, conservative, staid conformity this agenda requires to sell itself. And THIS will be the communities down fall, and ultimate dissolution with in it's next decade, if it fails to start bringing in all voices, rather than the chosen few designated to speak for the many. It's simply become the Trump version of events.