A Young Homo’s Guide to Thriving:
Big Gay Lies, Part 2 (click here for the First Part)
BIG GAY LIE # 3: The Existence of the LGBTQQIAAPTS Monstrosity and that it is, in any way, a community. Sure, “clowns” are a community, in the vaguest sense, but what does one do with that group or in it? There is no such thing as a LGBT Community, it is a lie, slightly more plausible than the Loch Ness monster, but much more insidious. Just tell us, who elected these LGBT/ETC “leaders”? Then why do self-appointed, self-serving bureaucrats feel free and confident to represent “us” in any way? A little test: how many homosexuals could tell us what all the letters in that ridiculous alphabet soup name even represent? Yes, we homosexuals and sexual minorities are a VERY loosely affiliated confederation of tribes, some closer than others, with folkways and cultural grammars as varied and diverse as the First Nations once were. That’s is what we call real diversity, but you people do not represent us. Insistently repeating Rainbow Unity Chants, vague ideas of Queer solidarity and contradictory Theory Sodden Incantations to try and get this impossible homonationalist spell to work, while enumerating The Triumphs of the Rainbow Empire does absolutely nothing to address the fact that “We” really have nothing in common, except that most Other Homo Sapiens despise our sexual practices and ways. Thanks, we already occupy an Imaginary City, Online Sodom, which suits us fine. We have no need of your confected “town”, it’s candy cane avenues, and wedding cake towers are built on air! This Chimera will never draw breath, no matter how much the “Over the Rainbow People” may want it to.
BIG GAY LIE # 4: Pleasure (especially in the form of homosex) is bad/evil/dirty. It must only begin after you are 18, when you are in love. Embedded in this lie is that (gay) sex is scary and dangerous. All sex, of course, can be so and everyone having sex must be sensible and properly informed. But the fence that is put up around homosex is extreme. One of the reasons for this Gulag around youth and sex in the gay community may be, as David Halperin suggests in How to be Gay, that having sexual encounters is a way young homosexuals learned about their culture. If they are isolated, sexually and otherwise, no such transference can happen. They will, in this line of thinking, forget how to “speak” homo-ese. Thank goodness for the Internet, eh, young ones? Sex is a wonderful and enjoyable experience, it can be transcendent and beautiful as well.
BIG GAY LIE # 5: The Cult of Love guides us and unites us all. That a fickly faerie light, Tinkerbellish (yes, Disney reference VERY intentional): tiny but strong, guides our path unfailingly to the eventual “evolved” revelations that there is a One (the eternal star-crossed Love of Your Life) and this is your Path and Destiny. If you don’t Fall in Love, you are flawed. If you doubt or find monogamy an impossible and horrid construction (that reeks of the wet wool smell of christianity), you are pathological. If you eschew parenthood and do not worship child-rearing, you are an unworthy heretic. This Modern Love (dating-monogamy-marriage-children-death) is nothing more than a fragile confection, whipped up to replace weak-minded people’s need in a faith-object after the fall of religions. (Notice how important “love” is in Saudi or Vatican life!). Kids! If you can take Santa’s Downfall, you can take this one too! Bros before hoes, every time. Friendships are much stronger and durable than the eighteen month long illness of the limbic system called romantic love.”
Stay tuned for Part 3 of Big Gay Lies! Are you excited, kids?