And people wonder why it’s so hard to take gay activism seriously these days. Read the copy on this sophomoric “threatening” flyer created by GetEqual. Honestly, as a completely and most seriously gay man, I have to laugh.
“We DEMAND Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell be repealed NOW or you will become a target of non-violent direct action.“
Oooh, I bet the recipients are SHAKING in their shoes, afraid to eat or sleep. Gosh, this flyer is so STRONGLY worded and sounds so SERIOUS. What is this “non-violent direct action” – huh? Standing across the street and wagging fingers and clucking “tsk, tsk, tsk”? Calling mommy and saying “They’re not being fair to us!” Get a dictionary and look up the meaning of the word “DEMAND,” kiddies. You want “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to be repealed? Get every homo in the military to come out of the closet. This is bloody unlikely, folks.
And the huge red (really bad font — I have to ask couldn’t these GetEqual gays find a damn graphic designer? I mean a GOOD one?) “YOU’RE NEXT!” is just so ten-year-old on the playground pouting. This is a completely impotent threat. And I don’t think threats are even helpful, I mean, isn’t that just some backass form of anemic terrorism? The whole thing reeks of having been overzealously vetted by a team of nervous nelly attorneys who don’t want anyone’s feelings to be hurt.
So someone please explain to me, what exactly is the effing point?!
This past Saturday I paid a visit to Broadway with my old pal Jean visiting from Massachusetts. Yet, there’s always something on my mind, isn’t there. So surrepticiously sneak snaps of bystanders. This hale and hearty handsome hunk disappeared shortly after I captured him with my leering lens. Perhaps, as usual, he was only a figment of my vivid imagination.