Gay Southerners: Out, Proud & Parenting

Gay Southerners: Out, Proud & Parenting

There are 6 comments on the EDGEboston.com News Feed story from Jan 19, 2011, titled Gay Southerners: Out, Proud & Parenting. In it, EDGEboston.com News Feed reports that:

Myth: Most LGBT Americans live in upscale urban gay ghettos like West Hollywood, North Halstead, Chelsea or Hell's Kitchen; or in gilded suburbs like Ferndale, Mich., or Wilton Manors; or in resort communities like Palm Springs, Key West, or Provincetown.

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“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#1 Jan 20, 2011
A lot of gay people are anxious to support the myth of wealthy, educated gays. This is foolish. That is why FRC spends so much time making sure that their followers believe that (1) we are all wealthy (2) we are taking wealth that should go to their kinds of families (3) we are educated and powerful (4) we are using our power to destroy the world as they know it (5) we spend wayyyyy too much time traveling, exercising, and having sex,(6) we need to recruit into our little fold because, well, we're lonely without more gay people and (7) we steal children.

If you look at the scape-goating throughout history--think Jews for most of Western history--you'll find all the same arguments. Well, possibly not the exercise and sex part. But the rest is part of a tried and tested formula for demonizing others.
starfish

Dallas, TX

#2 Aug 22, 2011
Kinda like telling Europeans that the streets in America are paved with Gold!
Jacob F Brodbeck

Dallas, TX

#3 Mar 8, 2012
nhjeff wrote:
we spend wayyyyy too much time traveling, exercising, and having sex,
Is that why they hate us? Jealousy...
Angela

Shelby, NC

#4 Aug 30, 2012
I'm reading this thinking ok well, I do travel, exercise and have sex and then I am really educated....and you know I would like more closeted gays to come join me and hang!(I haven't stolen any babies yet though....and I'm not wealthy...yet!:D)

FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Aug 30, 2012
starfish wrote:
Kinda like telling Europeans that the streets in America are paved with Gold!
How much gold is there ?

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#6 Sep 1, 2012
Angela wrote:
I'm reading this thinking ok well, I do travel, exercise and have sex and then I am really educated....and you know I would like more closeted gays to come join me and hang!(I haven't stolen any babies yet though....and I'm not wealthy...yet!:D)
But lots of us are car mechanics, waiters, or hair dressers who are neither wealthy, privileged, nor educated. To state the obvious, we are well-represented in every socio-economic group. This is the same distortion used to vilify Jews.

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