Monday, October 03, 2005
"This Is From Uncle Bruce, The Sodomite."
Congratulations to TIME Magazines' John Cloud for writing over 5,000 words about gay youth and managing - almost - to not say anything stupid. Granted, it took us three Jamesons and two porn breaks to get through the damn article, but hear hear!
Cloud managed to leave most of the idiocy in the mouths of others. For example, Point Scholarship Executive Director Vance Lancaster, reflects on "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," a film that alternates between music video, creation myth, and Greek tragedy. It "reflects reality," Lancaster pipes up.
Stick with the porn career, Vance.
Some other gems:
"Today so many kids who are gay, they don't like Cher. They aren't part of the whole subculture," adds Michael Glatze, 30, editor in chief of YGA Magazine.
"Dorothy resonates so much with older gay people--the idea of Oz, someplace you can finally be accepted," says Glatze of YGA. "The city of Oz is now everywhere. It's in every high school."
"Actually," says Corey Clarke, 18, "I've heard so many good things about gay pride but I hadn't heard directly about the downside."
Just wait 'till your boyfriend makes you wax your hairy, hairy asshole, Clarke.
Cloud does not make the connection, nor does anyone else in this largely intelligent article, that it's not what gay people do like or want that brings them together - though that may seem to be the case at first glance. It's what they don't want or like (discrimination, persecution, shame) that is why we have to band together to help each other out in the first place.
Well, that and cleanly waxed assholes.