Ranker.com has updated its list of Top Anti-Gay Politicians who are gay. It’s written with well-warranted glee, after all these men used hatred as politics. After reading the list, though, you get an overwhelming sense of sadness.
Why did these men use homophobia of all things, to empower themselves? Did they know that they were gay and didn’t care; power is all? Did they start on this political path, realise their sexuality and keep their heads down? Do they, even now, acknowledge that they are gay? Or do they think that they were caught having a dalliance? Gay people are bum-boys, dykes and bisexuals; not good, upstanding men to like to be fellated by a rent boy once in a while.
If they believe that the gay community don’t deserve equal rights, then they mustn’t consider themselves gay. Or am I talking too sanely? Am I being naive?
Are these men really power-hungry haters, willing to use homophobia to get where they can? Willing to marry and father children, not to hide some sort of shame at who they are, but to follow the party line and show a good front.
It’s interesting on the week of Tyler Clementi’s (left) tragic suicide, that we have this list. Those who drove him to his death used homophobia to elevate their social status, they used hatred to become popular. Just as these politicians used the gay community, used homophobia, used gay men to fulfill their sexual urges.
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of being used. I’m sick of our community, and those vulnerable within it, being used as a joke, being seen as less than human. It’s time for us to get angry, let’s see who’s laughing then.
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