posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 08:28 PM
I'd like to speak up for the more obvious queens. From what I've observed they've been at the forefront of the gay rights movement for decades.
Those men are brave and deserve some recognition for standing up and being counted.
A lot of people might not like their behaviour much, but who stops to think how much they might feel that heterosexual values are always in their
In my signature I include a quote from Quentin Crisp, the first homosexual I ever heard of. He was 'out' back in the 1930's when nearly every other
gay man was keeping his head down and pretending to be 'normal'.
He was a wonderful man - I don't think he ever wrote or said a word that I disagreed with.
I don't want to see anyone of any persuasion giving over the top displays of affection in public either. If you look away you get accused of being
intolerant. If you look you get accused of gawping.
BUT - as long some people can get away with it, then it's only fair that everyone can get away with it.
If the less flamboyant members of the gay community object to the stereotype and don't want to be represented by the queens then they will have to
make themselves better known.
Next time there's a TV crew around, elbow the queens out of the way and let the public see another type of gay male representing the cause. If no-one
has the inclination to do that then it's no use complaining about the men who are willing to speak up.
A word on gay marriage - as usual Whaaa's got it right
If people really want to put themselves through that, why not let them?
As for Civil Partnerships - I think they're a good idea. A better idea than marriage. It's a pity they're not available to heterosexual couples.
(They're not, are they?)