The supposed point of connection would be laughable, if it weren't so often assumed: Their OGF is gay; I am gay. We can see what homosexuality can bring to a culture that is not, as it so long has been, dedicated to our exclusion. I understand people are just doing what works, and I'm not saying there's anything wrong with a little advertising.
But don't take my word for gay people like me. I want to be able, every day, to say this is why I am as successful as I am, why I have a beautiful family—this is how I think, gay people like me is how I feel, this is how I crave.
Sex is a relational experience. The convergences and divergences with Gay people like me are interesting. Silent, we are isolated. Because, by heterosexual logic, just being gay is enough. It all comes from this well of my gayness. We need to nurture this painful insight and expand it.
That perpetuates a vicious cycle. Oh, if you can hide, why not gay people like me hide? Even more problematic, the show is organized around the fact that a person's sexuality dictates their ability to be fashionable. I am from the Sacramento Valley.
I mean the tone and timbre of the sounds that come out of our mouths, but I also mean the uncamouflaged content of those voices. If your son were not gay, would you advocate that his straightness be as defining a characteristic or would you be okay with it just being a part of his life?
The supposed point of connection would be laughable, if it weren't so often assumed: Their OGF is gay; I am gay. Because we both pleasured ourselves under a woolly blanket while lounging in our respective family rooms as pre-teens watching Tom Selleck on Magnum P.