Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The National Association of Closet Queens and Ghetto Gays

From Newsweek:
"We have to make sure that the [anti-gay-marriage] initatives never see the light on day," says Human Rights Association president Joe Solomonese, who would prefer to press his case in court.
That's the sort of thing that makes me sympathetic to the marriage bans, and I'm IN a gay marriage.

The national gay organizations see their mission as playing the legal and policy game in Washington so as to make things comfortable for gays in their closets and ghettos. Unsurprisingly, the Human Rights Campiagn does not have the name gay in its name, it's located in a gay ghetto just down the street from Dupont Circle, and practically all its employees live in the gay ghetto surrounding Dupont Circle.

When Gary and I visited the HRC offices in D.C. about 10 years ago, the comment made to us was "how can you live in a place like Colorado that's so intolerant?" (As if Boulder hosts weekly Klan rallies).

  • You cannot change social policy and social acceptance without changing public opinion.
  • History and polls show that people have a favorable opinion of gays only when they know gay people personally.
  • A large portion of the public can know gay people personally only when gays come out of not only their closets but also their ghettos, which are just large, communal closets.