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Thursday, 18 December 2008

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Alan down in Florida

"Secondly, if you really believe that there are no gay men and women in this nation who are the best qualified candidates for any one of the many Cabinet posts, they you need to take a long hard look at your complete lack of self-esteem as a gay person."

Though I agree with most of this post I take issue on the above statement. I don't think it reflects a lack of self-esteem at all. I think it is reflective of the massive disconnect between the (often) self-professed leadership of the alphabet soup that is our community and the community itself.

Whereas our wonderful diverse multi-cultural, gender diverse community is busy working for a living at all economic levels and professionally successful at all levels and all professions, our "leadership" are professional gays, earning their livings out of the pockets of those of us who support their organizations with our hard-earned dollars.

These professional gays are disproportionately upper class, male and white which enables them to be full time activists (and I do use the term loosely) free to attend cocktail parties, award shows, premieres and assorted other rubber chicken fundraisers while the rest of us have to stay home and care for families, do homework, keep our businesses afloat and all the other daily minutiae that take precedence in our existence over the fact that we are alternatively oriented or gendered.

In most ways our "leadership" is guilty of what many (especially Republicans) also accuse labor unions and that is that they exist specifically to justify their existence.

So if we really believe that there are no gay men and women in this nation who are the best qualified candidates for any one of the many Cabinet posts, maybe it's because these everyday heroes/positive role models are too busy leading admirable lives to go out and self-promote and the rest of us are too busy to google to find out who they are.

Alan down in Florida

OMG I just read Denny's comment and he told Messrs. Sullivan and Solmonese to shut the fuck up.

Could this be the same person who excoriated me for telling him to keep his proselytizing to himself? I am stunned. This must surely be a sign of the approach of the apocalypse.

Billy

Is that the second shoe I hear falling.

Dray

We knew Obama was against gay marriage from the start...why the surprise?

He is just so much better then McSame for almost everything else.

RR: YOUR COMMENT SADDENS ME. NO ONE IS SURPRISED, BUT TRY TO REACH INTO YOUR HEART AND FIND THE OUTRAGE THAT SHOULD BE IN THERE, SOMEWHERE. HOW SAD THAT YOU THINK THAT THIS IS ABOUT MARRIAGE.

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