This isn’t the “most popular” news, this is the “most reported” news. Don’t be fooled into thinking our community decides for itself what it wants to read. With gay marriage literally shoved front and centre at every opportunity by a white gay media with a white gay agenda, there’s no surprise it’s the most read news. A full 25% of the above words relate to the gay marriage agenda.
I don’t think gay marriage is just part of the white gay agenda or the heteronormative agenda… I think there’s nothing wrong with making a legal and spiritual commitment to the person you feel you wanna spend the rest of your life with, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with changing your mind if you felt differently at the time. I also feel like a lot of gay people rush into it because we have been raised based on the heteronormative agenda and we have been deprived of the right to do it for so long…..BUT I think talking about marriage in such an absolute is almost making the same mistake straight white people make. Part of the idea of being considered equal involves adopting the thought process that marriage is for some people and not for others. Meaning that however you identify as a person, people have to decide for themselves whether or not marriage is for them. I don’t think being gay should make us automatically reject the idea of lifelong commitment. Each relationship and it’s guidelines should be decided by those in the relationship not by society or anti societal radicals.
Well, you’re certainly entitled to your opinion but I’d say you should follow the gay marriage campaign dollars before claiming it’s not a white middle class agenda first. As for my position on the subject, unfortunately queers who hold similar views to mine are being drowned out by the PR campaign those massive white middle class dollars pay for.
It’s all very well to say people should be able to define their own relationships, and in principle I support that idea. But in practice, with so many queers living inside a heteronormative prism, how can they define their relationships in ways that aren’t completely biased towards a way of life that suits heterosexuality instead of a way that would better be suited to their own sexualities?
This is where I think your argument is weakest. Radical political views are a blessing for queers because it’s a way to give them information and present alternative ways of living that are suppressed by mainstream LGBT rhetoric. At least if people get to hear different views, they can make more informed decisions on how their relationships might be formed. As it stands, they get one view only: gay marriage and it’s attendant equality rhetoric. That’s hardly a basis for a balanced outlook. And it’s certainly not showing the queer community any respect.
What do you think?
We also live in very different political economies so that could definitely be responsible for some of our opposing views.
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Damn I am tired of ungrateful ass gays. Celebrities put our movement on blast and make the world recognize our fight.. and still they want to complain that its not enough. Do you realize where gays were at 50 years ago.. Do you realize that gays were being beaten and persecuted. Do you realize they still are in Russia? And you want to complain that two white rappers made a song to increase equality for our people. Gays are so spiteful it gets on my damn nerves. Where is the sense of community? Where is the sense of accomplishment and pride of progression. SMH.
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Make fun of Kim and Kanye’s baby North West all you want. That baby is headed straight to the top….. And slightly to the left.