The Queering of Gay People


13 Comments for “The Queering of Gay People”

  1. posted by Edward TJ Brown on

    Queer as Folk!

  2. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    “Queer” (pronounced “kware” in Texan) predates the assimilist “Gay” by a long shot.

    I’m 76, have spent much of my adult life fight for equal treatment under the law, and have no interest whatsoever in begging to be given “a place at the table” by people who insist that my place at the table is below the salt.

    The homocon language police are going to have to rip “queer” from my cold, dead, queer hands.

  3. posted by Kosh III on

    What next? Will homocons show Obama whinging that he’s been
    colored, negro, afro-american, black and now African American
    in the eyes of many white conservatives he will always be a nigger

    • posted by Edward TJ Brown on

      The n-word? WTF!

    • posted by Tom Scharbach on

      The n-word? WTF!

      The preferred descriptor for President Obama among conservatives in rural Wisconsin seemed to be “Coon”. At least that is the descriptor I frequently heard. I think that it is a regionalism.

  4. posted by Ricport on

    I absolutely, totally DESPISE the Q word and find it far more offensive than the F word. Merriam Webster defines that word as “differing in some way from what is usual or normal : ODD, STRANGE, WEIRD.” While I can see why a significant amount of gays can relate to “odd,” “strange,” or “wierd,” most of us are none of the above.

  5. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    What next? Will homocons show Obama …

    I doubt it. But you can bet that homocons will conjure up something else to snowflake about …

  6. posted by agee on

    So you all think David Sedaris is a “homocon.” Well, now we know how ridiculous you all are (hey, let’s just keep saying “homocon” and we win the argument! Cool!).

    • posted by Tom Scharbach on

      Sedaris is neither here nor there. It is the conservative homosexual opposition to the term “queer” that is at issue.

      Although the term was used disparagingly from outside the homosexual community, the term has a long history of use within the homosexual community, both as an in-group designation and as an expression of defiance of, and contempt for, the outsiders who oppressed us and those from amongst us who cooperate with those outsiders.

      It is in the latter sense that I use the term, but I have no problem with younger men and women adopting the term as an umbrella descriptor. That is where you and I, and conservative homosexuals and I, differ.

    • posted by Kosh III on

      I didn’t mean Sedaris, never heard of him before this and don’t care. I meant folks like Miller and others who follow and emulate the gay-bashers on the regressive Right and would never dare to live outside their comfy Blue urban enclaves. They clutch the pearls at some one-off obscure issue and never address important issues to gay folks like marriage, adoption, job security etc

  7. posted by John on

    When I was a budding gay 17 year old in 1982, I got the courage to come out to my mother after I snuck in to see the movie “Making love”. I will never forget the look on her face nor the first words out of her mouth “So you are telling me that your’re……….a……..Queer”? That look of terror, disgust, and anger all at once will forever taint the word Queer for me. I don’t use it, I hate it, and I refuse to tell people that I am queer. And I’m not conservative.

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