My contention with the photographer incident is that those lesbians purposely chose that photographer just to get a rise out of them. They were free to choose from one of at least 127(Internet Yellow Pages search) photographers but IMO they purposely chose this particular one because IIRC, in their phone book ad they had the Jesus fish openly promoting themselves as Christians. Of course Nova finds the behavior of the lesbian couple completely acceptable because when it comes to gays, they can do no wrong and any slight toward them in the least is a crime against humanity.
Freddie was a brave guy in that he played Heavy Metal music--a traditionally masculine, somewhat homophobic genre--and was openly gay.
I'm not saying he should be the gold standard for a gay guy should act, I was just using him as a notable example.
The point being...Why do some of these people feel the need to perpetuate stereotypes? They're only pepertuating stereotypes that make them look bad to mainstream Americans, and in doing so, they defame homosexuals as a whole group. That was my point.
I just think the whole "Queen" kind of gay man is a total fraud. Being gay doesn't automatically mean you develop a lispy voice and prance around. That's an ugly stereotype--that gay = not manly. And these people with their parades keep it going by their own actions. They don't represent all gay people and probably not even the majority of gay people. But they're a very vocal minority whose actions shape the opinions of others.
I work with several people who are gay. One is in uniform. He makes gay jokes with the best of them. He can't stand flamers. As far as inmates go, the flamers are the most annoying inmates to have on your tier. I had one in the special needs unit(as well as on a regular house when I had one) who was the most annoying human being I ever saw. Thankfully his cellmate took matters into his own hand and cold cocked him.
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