Will Corporate and Sanitised Gay Pride Parades and Events Decline and Eventually Die?

Hola, I asked some amigos their opinion about whether Corporate and Sanitised (so-called “Family-Friendly…I can’t stand that!) Gay Pride Parades and related events would begin to decline and eventually die in the US of Hypocrisy? Mis amigos/my friends all said yes they thought that would be the case after giving it some thought. The reason they gave — and I agree with them — was that, as they put it, “It’s all been accomplished now, you know.” They were of course being very sarcastic because there are so many problems facing GLBTQs1., but one wouldn’t know that because one gets the impression that marriage and military have been and are the only goals of the now-dead Gay Rights’ Movement, and those two goals have officially been accomplished. So what’s left to do? Nothing. Fin. The End. So why continue to have monotonous, corporate, sanitised mobile corporate commercials in the streets officially called “Pride” parades when the goals have been accomplished?

Screw the past where GLBTQs stood for peace in decades past and wore peace signs. Peace is so, “last year,” don’t you think? [sarcasm intended]. GLBTQs were absolutely desperate to openly serve in the bloated US Military Industrial Complex Killing MachineTM, and now they are allowed to (supposedly) openly serve as GLBTQs in that anti-gay/macho culture of the US military. The house and senate voted to repeal, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT)” and Obama signed it. (Related: The end of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in the US military. From that article: “…Even with the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” it is all but certain that chilling cases will emerge of persecution and brutality against gay and lesbian soldiers.” In reality, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” continues. But yes, GLBTQs now have what they’ve desperately wanted: They too can go injure, maim and kill brown people any place in the world just like the “straights.” GLBTQs may repeat that lie they’re brainwashed with about, “We’re Fighting for Freedom.” Hell no you’re not “Fighting for Freedom.” You’re “fighting” for rank, ugly and arrogant US Global Imperialism and World Domination and the stealing of other nation’s natural resources (oil being one) as described in the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) document. And informed people know that our quickly eroding freedoms are laid out in the US Constitution, which illegitimate George W Bush and Mr “Hope” and “Change We Can Believe In” Obama have both trashed. The troops are not fighting for the US Constitution. But serving in the military has been one of the ultimate goals of the Gay Rights’ Movement. I never knew that was a main goal or a goal period, but apparently it was. Also, having the right to emulate “straight” people and their conservative “Institution of MarriageTM” — where their divorce rate is over 50% in the US — by being heteronormative was the other goal.2. Well, the Supremes approved that goal by a very narrow one vote margin (no overwhelming support there for GLBTQs; it was a 5-4 decision) for all 50 states of The Empire to allow same-gender marriage after decades of hard work from GLBTQs/activists. Some states (Louisiana for one) and county clerks in other states are already refusing to honour the Supreme’s ruling. “Being Gay is so mainstream” isn’t it? Ha! *roll eyes*

GLBTQ flag now "too gay?" Poster

This flag appears to be
“too gay” for the local
more conservative gay sports bar.
They only fly this flag
one day a year
to exploit GLBTQs.

So, one gets the impression that there’s nothing left to do but party and get drunk. The two goals of GLBTQs have been met/accomplished. And for some time the Gay Rights’ Movement has appeared to be absolutely dead (just like the Feminist Movement), especially since the heteronormative jock fad began awhile back. I remember when that obnoxious gay sports/jock bar opened in San Francisco some people said about that bar: “The Gay Rights’ Movement ends at this bar.” Uh huh. About that bar: That bar flies corporate sports team flags all year. The bar’s conservative, heteronormative owners only fly the Rainbow Flag on Gay Shame-Gay Discreet Day (officially known as “SF Pride”) to exploit GLBTQs to come into the bar. The owners then immediately take their Rainbow Flag down on Sunday night at closing and put it back in the closet and that Rainbow Flag is not seen again for another year. They really do seem to be ashamed of the Rainbow Flag. I sense the Rainbow Flag is “too gay” for them and their clientele of pseudo-jocks. The corporate television networks in the US did their token gay couples interview during junio/June (being Gay Shame-Gay Discreet Month), and now the corporate networks will return to their usual heteronormative exclusively “straight”-only programming and commercials until this time next year. And yet some GLBTQ idiots say that “Gay is now mainstream.” Not on my television it isn’t. What canal/channel are they watching?

So, with nothing else to do or goals to work for, won’t these thoroughly corporate “Pride” events begin to decline and eventually die and disappear? I and mis amigos/my friends think so because they won’t have any pro-GLBTQ US Supreme Court rulings attached to them to help fuel them anymore. We suspect major cities will keep these “Pride” events around as long as possible — as a tourist trap/attraction — because they do make la plata/money for a lot of people. And unfortunately, corporate la plata is what it’s all about these days. What do you think? You can leave a friendly comment below, por favor. Chau.—el barrio rosa

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1. Injustices/problems many GLBTQs face daily: La plata/money needed for housing the poor as well as the homeless. Everyone should be guaranteed a living wage job and protected against discrimination in their employment and in their housing. Immigrants (especially undocumented immigrants) should be protected. Evictions and foreclosures of people’s homes must cease. Educating people about and working to end anti-ethnic hatred, sexism, chauvinism and ageism. Working to end Queer and Transgender violence and working to end income disparity leaving many people homeless. And working to end police abuse and violence. As you can, there’s no shortage of injustices remaining, but if I had to take a guess I would guess that none of these problems will be worked on/addressed especially by those wealthy national corporate GLBTQ organisations with their bloated and cushy executive salaries. They’re only concerned about wealthy GLBTQs and no one else.

2.GLBTQs should have the same rights as “straights,” but why couldn’t we come up with something a little bit better than this State-sanctioned marriage shit? I don’t need or want The State to approve (of) my relationship. My relationship is none of their fucking business.

Related:

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Is it GLBTQ or LGBT?

Obama and the Transgender Activist

“I’m not gay. I have nothing against gays. Some of my best friends are gay, (but…)”

Are you Coming to San Francisco for Gay Shame-Gay Discreet Weekend?

West Hollywood puts the Rainbow Flag back in the closet

What’s the problem with GLBTQ “assimilation?”

The Sanitising of San Francisco’s Castro Has Been Completed

The last remaining Lesbian bar in San Francisco is closing

Can gay people live anywhere today?

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” continues

The “Discreet” Gay Guys in New York City

It’s (now) Bad to be Gay?

The Gay Populace: The (new) Tool of The Right

The Rainbow Flag is now “too gay?”

The Gay Jock Fad

Gay Culture is Dead in 2014

Why are hetero couples going to gay bars?

Gay Community being forced out of San Francisco

Obama backs gay marriage

Obama and the Transgender Activist

Obama: “You’re in my house.” WRONG Obama!

UPDATED (el 28 de junio de 2015): Hola. I made the mistake of glancing at las noticias/the news today (el 25 de junio de 2015). A Latina activista transgénero/transgender activist and undocumented immigrant interrupted messiah Obama (how dare she interrupt messiah!) while he was giving another boring speech to a group of GLBTQ sheeple en la casa blanca/in the white house. She asked Obama to stop the torture and abuse of trans women in US immigration detention centers. Transgender women are often housed among male populations, where they face repeated verbal and sexual assault and abuse. Doña Jennicet is also a founding member of Familia QTLM. That organisation works for an end to the detention and deportation of GLBTQ migrants. Obama refused to talk with her and said “no” to her more than twelve times. Messiah Obama arrogantly told the activist, Jennicet Gutiérrez, “You’re in my house” — no she’s not, Obama — and then he went on in his trademark arrogant/smug style to tell the activist to show respect in his house by not interrupting him. *roll eyes* (That’s not the way activism works, dumb ass. We were told by your rabid disciples during your first campaign that you’re a “Constitutional Scholar,” yet it sounds like you need to research the First Amendment to the US Constitution, Mr “Constitutional Scholar”). Doña Jennicet continued her very valid demands of messiah Obama and was shortly afterwards removed by Mr Security Bully from the room. Then the GLBTQ bootlickers in attendance began wildly cheering their messiah Obama for reprimanding the transgender activist. Many of the GLBTQ bootlickers got out their stupidphones (“smartphones” are transforming society into a sea of stupid) to “capture” the moment. They didn’t want to miss their messiah going off on a transgender person — who many (most?) GLBTQs like to minimise anyway — and this “straight” guy reprimanding a Queer person for speaking up. Those GLBTQs chose to support the arrogant “straight” guy rather than “one of their own.” Some people are the scum of the Earth. Who were these GLBTQs in that room anyway? I suspect they were wealthy donors of the thoroughly corrupt and misnamed “Democratic” party. A more appropriate and mature response would have been for the GLBTQ bootlickers in attendance to remain silent whether they agreed or disagreed with the activist, but the GLBTQ bootlickers felt the need to applaud their saviour Obama for reprimanding the transgender activist. It disgusted me. What it looked like to me was a room full of pro-Establishment GLBTQ Obamabots. Awhile back, a very similar thing happened with Ms Messiah (Ms Obama). She’s a piece of work too! An activist interrupted her and Ms Messiah felt the need to make some smug-assed comment back to the activist and the GLBTQ bootlickers at that event wildly applauded her too. One thing I’ve learned under the Obama regime is that many GLBTQs are suckers and purely mainstream, misinformed, shallow and superficial one-issue (GLBTQ being the issue) good little bootlickers and they really do need a messiah to worship when the corporate parasite has a “D” next his/her name. About a year ago I read a comment from a GLBTQ bootlicker who wrote that Obama should be president for life. Well, that person would live very comfortably in a dictatorship since that’s what a president for life is.

“Mr Constitutional Scholar” (as Obama was known during his first campaign) is quite ignorant. La casa blanca/the white house is The People’s House. It is a government structure. It is not Obama’s personal house for him to be referring to it as such. The white house belongs to We The People. Even on the white house website there is a page called: “Opening up the people’s house.” I guess messiah Obama hasn’t visited that page — too busy droning people to death I guess — to educate his ignorant self. But in The Empire’s corrupt Oligarchy, corporate parasites apparently see la casa blanca as their own house. Obama is just a temporary resident, fortunately, of la casa blanca. He doesn’t own the white house. I saw the interaction with the transgender activist on las noticias, and I won’t type what I said to my television screen. I felt sorry for the transgender activist because it looked like none of the GLBTQ bootlickers in attendance gave her any support at all. And Obama handled the interruption very poorly and immaturely and came off to me as a condescendingly smug bully on a power trip and unfortunately the GLBTQ sheeple in attendance were applauding their bully/saviour, as I’ve come to expect from them. I’ll be so glad when this man is out of office, only to be replaced with someone just as bad or worse of course. Overall, Obama has been much worse than illegitimate George W Bush ever was (and I couldn’t stand him either). Obama has continued and even expanded the despicable Bush/Cheney agenda. But Obama says the word “gay” on occasion as bait — to exploit gullible GLBTQs for campaign contributions — and that’s all it takes for simple-minded, one-issue GLBTQs to lick clean his boots and then they proceed on to his upper colon.

Some people like to erroneously credit Obama with same-gender marriage/gay marriage in the US of Hypocrisy. He is not responsible for same-gender marriage — the GLBTQ populace is responsible for that out of their past days of voluntary hard work — and he only jumped on the “gay marriage band wagon” after claiming to have “evolved,” in order to exploit the issue for (his) political/financial gain. So typical of sleazy politicians. In the end, the US Supreme Court is responsible for gay marriage being made legal in all states. Again, Obama had nothing to do with how the pro-Big Business injustices on the US Supreme Court would vote. He nominated two people to the US Supreme Court. He had nothing to do with their confirmation appointments. The senate votes to confirm or reject US Supreme Court nominees, not la casa blanca/the white house. Nor did Obama know how those two people he nominated would vote on same-gender marriage or any other issue. Therefore, he’s not responsible for same-gender marriage, but Obamabots like to give him that credit.

I don’t have an opinion on what Jennicet Gutiérrez did. She did what she felt she needed to do. Doña Jennicet said “In the tradition of how Pride started (New York City’s Stonewall Riots in 1969), I interrupted his speech because it is time for our issues and struggles to be heard.” Any rationale and reasonable white house resident — which excludes the current occupant — should expect to be interrupted as part of the job at any time because what other occasion — other than some waste-of-time scripted event with lame questions/lame remarks — does the “average person” have an opportunity to ask these scum-of-the-Earth corporate parasites a question and to tell them what we think? (Not that they care what we think because they don’t work for us).

What could Obama have done differently?

Well to begin with, he could have been “civil” and respectful — instead of smug and arrogant — regardless of how he thought the activist was coming off. If Obama had viewed the white house as The People’s House instead of his own house, he could have said: “Here in The People’s House we like to hear what The People have to say, so I’ll gladly give you a few moments to speak to those gathered here. The reason we are here is not about me. We are here because this is about GLBTQs, of which you are one.” Then after giving the activist a few moments (and even if Obama disagreed with everything the activist said), Obama could have politely invited the activist to speak with him privately after his own speech. What harm would that have done? But that’s not the way these arrogant corporatists on a power trip work in a corporatist Oligarchy.

I suspect the gay bootlickers in that room with Obama were of the mindset that, “you should have respect for the president.” Respect must be earned rather than automatically granted because of some lofty title next to a person’s name. And it’s most difficult to have respect for someone who — just like his predecessor — has no respect for the US Constitution and does as he pleases, and who has done nothing to earn one’s respect. He has been and continues to move this government away from its traditional system of checks and balances and toward a totalitarian/one-person-rule system, and there are many examples of that.

These corporate politicians in positions of power who have let their power go to their arrogant head expect and want a monologue when they speak their lies and Newspeak. They alone want to be heard and no one else. They want no interaction with We The People — whom they no longer work for since they all work for their corporate owners — nor do they want to hear from We The People, other than blanket applause and genuflecting. They only want one’s vote and dinero/money, which many people are still stupid enough to give them. Chau.—el barrio rosa

Related:

Why have GLBTQs become conservative?

Obama backs gay marriage
“There was also an element of crass financial calculations in the decision to make the statement. On Wednesday, Obama sent out a message to supporters highlighting his new position on gay marriage and requesting donations. According to the Washington Post, the campaign received a “massive surge of contributions” in response.”

The Death of San Francisco. Today a City for the Bland & Boring Super-Wealthy.

Lobotomised, shallow, superficial and culture-less vapid basura who are all about their super-wealth, their luxury condos and their pretentious status-symbol vehicles (Dahling!). And where birth control is unheard of.

Hola. This is my final post about where I live (San Francisco) because I feel as though I keep saying the same thing over and over and it gets repetitive. I realise it may be a readers first time to pink barrio so it’s all new to them, but to regular readers it can get redundant.

For those who haven’t heard, San Francisco today is a conservative city for the super-wealthy. Remember that reputation San Francisco had internationally for decades of “the most liberal/progressive city in the US?” Yeah well, that city’s gone. Most of the buildings are still the same, but the people (the population) of San Francisco has changed. The conservative city government (The Oligarchy) has made it quite clear that they want a city of super-wealthy residents, and that is quickly becoming the reality. This has caused and continues to cause Class Warfare in San Francisco. I’ve never seen anything like it before where people enjoy throwing dinero/money away on overpriced luxury condos with sterile, blindingly white interiors (or in some cases all drab gray) in luxury condos, homes and apartments. There are wealthy people who get off on paying well-over-asking for already-overpriced properties, and bland/boring-looking, cookie-cutter and often cheaply-built luxury condos.

The average monthly rent for an apartment in San Francisco today is over $4,000.00. No typo there. It’s over Four Thousand US Dollars. That’s outrageous, and it’s nothing but the ugly and rank greed of landlords and corporate developers. Techie greed has taken over San Francisco which has been eagerly encouraged by the conservative Oligarchy. Shallow, pretentious, superficial and insecure sheeple are buying a new car — typically hearse black, drab gray or white in colour — to keep up with somebody else. National and international investors are a large part of this greed and Class Warfare. They’re buying up million dollar plus properties as an investment. The property often sits dark with no one living there. And that’s the case with the house up the street from me. After about 3-4 weeks on the market that home sold for $600,000.00 US DOLLARS over asking. The asking price was $1,295,000.00 US DOLLARS. No has yet to move in that house as of this writing and it remains dark every night. So it was likely bought by an investor.

There are some people still living here from the Old City (the proudly-radical and alternative San Francisco of average people), but it’s very rare that I see anyone that I know from the Old City other than the few people in my barrio/neighbourhood who are still here. They’re only here perhaps because they own their own property so they can’t be evicted. San Francisco is no longer a city for the average working class person. It’s a city for the super-wealthy. Even the Pride parade en junio/in June (that I call Gay Shame-Gay Discreet Day) has lost itself and is all about wealth and corporate funding. One of the funders this year (2015) is responsible for helping to evict the Old City residents. The people who now run “Pride” are clearly all about corporate greed.

Someone e-mailed me recently and said that the gay populace in San Francisco has allowed what has happened to this city. That’s true. In fact they’ve encouraged it because district 8 (which includes The Castro) voted overwhelmingly for the re-election of that gay conservative, corporate, pro-gentrification parasite who is part of the conservative San Francisco Oligarchy. That piece of work — his rabid conservative disciples see him as The Holy and Indivisible Trinity — received campaign contributions from the Real Estate Industrial Complex. He’s sleazy and thoroughly corporate.

I read an article on a corporate site the other day saying that San Francisco has overtaken Silicon Valley as the techie capital. The article asked why San Francisco was so appealing to tech? The poorly written article failed to give the #1 reason that tech has taken over San Francisco: That reason being corporate welfare/tax breaks given to techie companies based in the city. That information appeared no where in the article. Instead, it talked about the “diversity” of the city as the attraction. But again, the article also failed to say that we are rapidly losing our diversity because of young, “straight” white techies taking over the city and saturating the city with their exorbitant wealth and the Old City residents being forced out/evicted. I’ve known two techies in recent years. One was a really nice guy and I enjoyed his friendship. He wasn’t an asshole so he got out of tech. He worked for that predatory techie company that started out as a major search engine company before they decided they wanted to take over the world. The other guy turned out to be an asshole. He’s still in tech. Is being an asshole a requirement for tech?

Then I read an article the other day that said that Clement Street (traditionally Asian) in The Avenues in San Francisco is quickly changing because of greed from Asian investors who don’t care that they’re helping to kick out poorer Asians from the city. So many of the businesses on Clement Street are closing. Many are closing because they can’t afford to live here and afford business expenses, etc. they say. I thought I had also read an article saying that tech is moving into Chinatown (which will end up ruining that too) but I couldn’t find that article while writing this post. I have heard that tech is now moving into what I call Manhattan (San Francisco’s Financial District) and the skyscrapers in Manhattan. Tech, tech, tech, tech.

Un amigo/my friend has been dating lately (the poor thing considering what dating is like these days….ugh) and he met this wealthy chico. Mi amigo told me, “I’m not into him at all. Do you know that he had to remind me three times during our first date that he’s wealthy? As if I care! I’m not like that. I don’t give a fuck that he’s wealthy. But his wealth and what he was wearing and what I was wearing (which he didn’t like) and what other people wear were of ultimate importance to him. I won’t be seeing him again.” I said: Good. El chico sounds pretty pretentious, shallow and superficial to me. I’d tell him to fuck off too. I can’t stand basura like that!

Another amigo said he wondered how long the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet and the San Francisco Opera would be able to survive in this New City. His point being that even though the new techie residents of San Francisco are super-wealthy they are culture-less and would have no interest in those cultural organisations, classical music and classical dance that the Old City residents supported. (Lobotomised San Francisco).

When I look at this city I see mostly drab/dull conservative colours. Most of the homes and buildings here are painted in very conservative colours: white, drab gray, light brown and the occasional light blue. Why are people so afraid of colour here? I’m told that the Real Estate Industrial Complex and their Corrupt LiarsTM (called real estate agents) are mostly very conservative. When looking at the San Francisco skyline/Financial District and the skycrapers at night I see nothing but all white lighting on buildings. No colour, other than the red warning lights on the top of some buildings. We have nothing that looks beautiful like the Torre Colpatria en Bogotá, Colombia as seen here:

Or like this in Hong Kong:

They’re not afraid of colour. There are many other cities that have colourful buildings, but you won’t find many in conservative San Francisco.

Because of how San Francisco has drastically changed in recent years, I’m sick of seeing “straight” people attracted like magnets to Upper Market and The Castro (which is supposed to be a gay area?). They love to come over here and put on a hetero make-out scene show for what remains of the Queer boys still living here. Are they trying to send this message: you should be “straight” like us. Or are they’re coming over here to cheat on somebody which is — based on their “can’t wait to fuck” behaviour — what it looks like. Hey everyone, go to The Castro to cheat. The person you’re cheating on will never look for you there. (“Straights” come to The Castro to Cheat).

Another way the city has changed is seen in the smartphone addiction, which is epidemic in The Castro. Un amigo/my friend tells me he is so sick of seeing the “smartphone” addiction. I call them a stupidphone. (Smartphones are transforming society into a sea of stupid). I told him: Well, when I see them I see an idiot because they’re usually frozen in place on the sidewalk night or day and oblivious to their surroundings in a major city intently staring at or fucking with that screen that they’re addicted to. Idiots!

My neighbour sounds like she’s ready to move away, probably later this year. She says, “I hate this new city. It’s gotten so crowded with snooty ‘straight’ wealthy people. They’re all about wealth. It’s just not the same city.” She moved here during the latter years of the Gay Mecca days from one of the boroughs of New York City. At that time she loved San Francisco. But I understand how she feels today.

Some people have said that the only things that can halt what has happened (and is continuing to happen) to San Francisco are a major tech bubble burst, or a major real estate crash or a major earthquake. Not too many people want a major earthquake to occur but I get their point. It does appear that many people — especially these new lobotomised residents — seem to forget that we have earthquakes here.

But until one or more of those things occurs, I expect things to continue as they are and there’s nothing I can do about it. So for my own health and well-being there’s no point in writing any more about this. Fin. The End. Chau.—el barrio rosa

Related:

Why have GLBTQs become conservative?

What Happened to San Francisco? You haven’t heard?

Lobotomised San Francisco

The Left has lost San Francisco

A Concerted Effort for a Hetero take-over of San Francisco’s Castro

A 54.7% increase in evictions in San Francisco in 2015

San Francisco’s hate for the homeless closes Jane Warner Plaza

San Francisco, a “Liberal, Progressive Enclave?” No.

The Conservatives Love the New San Francisco

The last remaining Lesbian bar in San Francisco is closing

The Anti-Gay Agenda in San Francisco

Social Activism Abandoned for Corporatism in Lobotomised San Francisco

Will the Drought Burst San Francisco’s Two Bubbles?

Overpriced San Francisco

A Proposal to replace San Francisco City Hall with Luxury Condos

San Francisco’s hate for the homeless closes Jane Warner Plaza

My interview with neighbourhood dogs

Los perros del barrio

Hola, I had the pleasure of interviewing neighbourhood los perros/dogs recently. I feel sorry for most of the dogs I see around my area of San Francisco. The interview below explains why. I met some very interesting dogs, and the interview below I found the most interesting, with a very nice dog:

pink barrio: Hola, do you enjoy your walks with your guardian? I have to say you don’t look like it when I see you out walking with him.

dog: No, I can’t say I do. I used to but I don’t anymore.

pink barrio: Well what changed?

dog: Sigh. (Tail down and sounds of crying). As you’ve probably noticed, he’s always on this thing he has in his hand when we walk. It’s this thin rectangular plastic box that lights up like a flashlight. At night when we’re walking it looks like a flashlight is shining on his face for any potential mugger to check him out. That box gets all of his attention. He gives me no attention. I feel like I’m a bother to him so I walk behind him with my tail down feeling depressed because I’m stuck in the garage all day alone getting no love, affection or attention. Then it’s the same way when he comes home. He gives me some food and water, then I look up and he’s back on that box in his hand. That box in his hand is his entire life. I don’t know what the thing is but I wish he’d never gotten it. It takes all of his attention as he’s squinting at it, hunched over and pecking at it with his finger and pulling me along on my leash. Sometimes he almost shuts the door on my tail because he’s not looking at me but at that box. I’m really sick of this and it makes me feel down and depressed. I don’t look forward to my walks anymore. If I could run away I would, but how would I know I’m not going to end up with someone else who also has one of these boxes in their hand? Do you know what they are?

pink barrio: Yes unfortunately I do. I’ve seen your guardian on his. I call them stupidphones because of the immense and intense addiction to them. Billions of people are abusing them. They’re technically called “smartphones” but I don’t know why since stupidity is now the “in” fad. Not “smart.” The reason I call them stupidphones is because they have turned our society into a fucking sea of stupid and distracted sheeple (Smartphones are transforming society into a sea of stupid). They are just toys for the sheeple to be distracted by so they don’t pay attention to what really matters in life such as you, for example. People wastes hours and hours of their life on these toys. I see idiots in the grocery store and they can’t possibly buy anything without looking at their screen. I can’t stand these “smartphones”/stupidphones because, in part, they are the reason you feel alone and lonely. I’m sorry you feel like that but that’s why I’m having this interview with neighbourhood dogs because nearly every dog I see in our neighbourhood is treated the way you are and I find that pathetic.

Many people should not have animals and your guardian is one of them. I see sheeple walking children and with baby strollers and their entire attention is on their stupidphone and not on their children. Many parents are giving stupidphones to their children essentially as a “pacifier” and as a way of “baby sitting” the child — and encouraging the child to get addicted to that toy — rather than the parent being responsible and doing his/her job as a responsible parent and baby-sitting his/her child. Many people should not have children but often do so out of peer pressure, because it looks “fun” and because some amiga squeezed out a baby so they think they should too. Fucking sheeple!

But back to you: It disgusts me when I see you and the other dogs being neglected and treated the way you’re treated because to that idiot holding the leash, that fucking stupidphone is more important to him/her. And females are just as bad about it, if not worse.

dog: What can be done about these stupidphones or smartphones or whatever you want to call them?

pink barrio: Nothing can be done about them. Not until the sheeple don’t have the money for them or eventually tire of their toys/their pacifiers. Or walk out into traffic without looking and get hit because their eyes are glued to that precious screen. They’re just something to entertain/distract the sheeple with and to keep them occupied. One wouldn’t think the sheeple would be addicted to smartphones when stupid is in….it’s like, I’m like, she’s like, like, like.

dog: Oh how true that is! But I’ve never seen you with one of these boxes. You haven’t been peer-pressured into having one of them?

pink barrio: Well you’re a very intelligent dog. No, I don’t have one and don’t want one. They’re such a constant distraction and interruption, and I wouldn’t want that. I’m not into fads, short or longterm. Well, gracias for allowing me to interview you. I appreciate it. I enjoyed talking with you.

dog: Gracias to you for listening to me. You’re the first person in a long time to give me attention and to listen to me.

pink barrio: You’re welcome. Chau.—el barrio rosa

“NEVER TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THAT SCREEN, SAN FRANCISCO!” (you fucking idiots) even when walking your lonely and feeling-neglected dog.

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Do you walk your dog or your gadget?

Why have GLBTQs become conservative?

Hola. After this article there’s really no more to say about the GLBTQ populace. I use the word “populace” because it really no longer feels like any sort of “community” — since most people are playing with their phones and that addiction and not talking — so why call it the “gay community?” I feel as though I keep saying the same thing over and over and it gets repetitive. I’ve done that, in part, because it may be someone’s first time to pink barrio so it’s all new to them. But to regular readers it can get redundant. I don’t see anything changing with the GLBTQ populace. I expect the current trends that I’ve already written lots about to continue and more GLBTQs to head back into the closet and to become increasingly conservative.

For those who have not been paying attention, GLBTQs (Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgenders and Queers) have become the conservative prudes they ran from decades ago when they ran to Gay Meccas in major US cities. Not all GLBTQs of course, but I think it’s accurate to say that most GLBTQs have become conservative from what I’ve seen in San Francisco and nationally. GLBTQs have gone from being Radical Left to Conservative Right and have abandoned and have tried to erase our radical past as if embarrassed by it/ashamed of it. Loco./Crazy.

I don’t know what the fuck happened to most GLBTQs to cause this but some people have noticed and written about it such as Ted Rall: Gays and Lesbians: Sucked in by the Far Right. What Happened to the Wild, Free Gay Movement of the 1970s?.

Yeah, what did happen? I’ve talked with los amigos/my friends about this and we don’t understand it either. There was a time up until fairly recently (the last 5-6 years or so) that being gay and conservative was an oxymoron in terms. I never knew any gay conservatives or knew they existed. Mi amigo/my friend said that he thought that most people become more conservative as they get older. I looked into that but supposedly that’s not the case with most people, although I don’t necessarily believe that. Mi amiga said she thinks what’s directly responsible for this conservative wave is the GLBTQ “assimilation” nonsense that I’ve written about. (What’s the problem with GLBTQ “assimilation?”). I think she’s correct. Another person added that he thought that the moment someone becomes a homeowner they become conservative. I think that’s true for a lot of people especially around San Francisco’s Castro. Most of the gay homeowners in The Castro are a fucking piece of rabidly conservative work and they have this small town/provincial mentality. One example: They hate the homeless.

In the last 5 years, The Castro elected a Log Cabin Republican type piece of gay conservative basura as their supervisor. That uptight conservative prude authored the city-wide nudity ban. The conservative gay populace in The Castro supported the ban because of 2-3 nudist on occasion in The Castro. And I saw conservative, prudish gay guys (clearly with body image issues) make snide-assed nasty bullying remarks to the couple of nudist guys who were minding their own business and not bothering anyone in the now-closed Jane Warner Plaza. Snarky, snide-assed and bullying remarks were something I didn’t see or hear during the “Anything Goes/Live and Let Live” days of the Gay Mecca Castro. That’s indicative of just how much things have changed around here in the conservative direction. Before the city-wide nudity ban was proposed, that same gay conservative prude politician also campaigned for a law criminalising homelessness. Then that piece of conservative basura went on to be re-elected by the majority of those who voted in that election. Today, The Castro is a very conservative area. I don’t think too many people around the New Conservative, Lobotomised, Techie, Corporatist Wealthy San Francisco describe themselves as a “liberal” or “progressive” these days, as was the case in decades past. Both words are frowned upon in this now-conservative city. Based on how The Castro has drastically changed in recent years compared to its “Anything Goes/Live and Let Live” reputation during the Gay Mecca Days, I think it’s very accurate to say that what remains here (meaning they haven’t moved away or been evicted) of the GLBTQ residents of The Castro and Upper Market have become the same conservative uptight prudes they ran from decades ago when they moved here to the (now dying) Gay Mecca. But why? Well, the self-appointed omnipotent and arrogant conservatives who think that being conservative is the only way to be like to use newspeak and say: “the gay community has matured.” Ugh. Translation: “mature” = conservative. Anyone who is not conservative is not mature, according to them. *roll eyes* (And the conservatives love the New San Francisco). When I was reading local comment forums, the conservatives consistently behaved as the most self-righteous, self-entitled, arrogant assholes with their smug, snarky and condescending remarks. And consistently with them, the ends justify the means. And overhearing the few conversations that take place on the sidewalks these days in The Castro — since most people don’t talk because they are addicted to their phones and playing with that toy — and in the local gym among conservative homeowners, there’s nothing “mature” about the conservatives. I and mi amigo/my friend overhear them talk on the odd occasion and the conversations are all about some dysfunctional behaviour they had with someone, unending partying, getting drunk and not remembering any of it, who fucked whom, who had his arm around whom, who touched whom and offended somebody else. Just childish, general immaturity and gossipy shit. It’s most rare to hear an “intellectual” or intelligent-sounding conversation at all.

So I thought I would ask: Why have GLBTQs become conservative as well as corporatists? Anyone have any ideas? Chau. Fin./The End.—el barrio rosa

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“I’m not gay. I have nothing against gays. Some of my best friends are gay, (but…)”

I am so tired of hearing “straight” bigots spew that — what has become predicable — nonsense about, “I’m not gay. I have nothing against gays. Some of my best friends are gay (but)…” (Yeah, sure they are). And then the “straight” bigot proceeds to whine about “the gays.”

GLBTQ flag now "too gay?" Poster

A flag very similar to this
was removed from the top
of West Hollywood City Hall

Hola. I was watching two videos the other day about West Hollywood. The first video was about West Hollywood sanitising their City Hall awhile back by removing the Rainbow Flag and replacing it with a sanitised version so as not to offend those precious “straights” moving into and already living in West Hollywood that many GLBTQs are obsessed with these days. I wrote about the Rainbow Flag being removed here. The new flag on West Hollywood’s City Hall shows a geographic image of the City of West Hollywood in rainbow colours. The flag was changed to supposedly be “more inclusive of the ‘straights.’” Sigh. Why now, are they trying to be “more inclusive of the ‘straights?’” “Straights” were living in West Hollywood (WeHo) when the original Rainbow Flag was put up on the flag pole on WeHo’s City Hall. Being so-called “inclusive of the ‘straights’” didn’t occur to them back then? Well, in this video I watched (which was made by a gay chico/guy and “straight” chica/female), el chico said he thought it was good that the Rainbow Flag has been changed because: Gays are now accepted and it’s all right to be gay, and more ‘straights’ are moving into West Hollywood. The same thing that is happening to all gay areas in major cities that I can think of. I wrote about that here. And he thought it was good to sanitise things (he didn’t use those words but it means the same thing) to be “inclusive of the ‘straights.’” That’s when I clicked off the video. I had heard enough. His view point is the same conservative view point I hear in San Francisco from conservative GLBTQs and other conservatives. The conservatives in the New, Conservative Techie Wealthy San Francisco voice that same wishful-thinking point of view. El chico in the video didn’t know what the colours of the Rainbow Flag meant and he said that West Hollywood has the largest gay parade in the world, which is not true. He seemed a bit ignorant.

Rainbow Colors

I’m not into ties,
but I like this one.
Very pretty.
Not your typical
corporate dull/drab tie.

Then I watched a video tour of West Hollywood which I had thought would be interesting. That video was created by a “straight” guy who started out by saying: “I’m not gay and I have nothing against gay people [NOTE: You always know there's a problem ahead when they start out like that] and some of my best friends are gay.” *roll eyes* That right there was a major turn-off because we Queers have heard that pabulum so many times and it’s usually followed by hate or whining about “the gays” and that was the case here. I lost track of how many times he told the viewers that he’s not gay. His supposedly “straight” sexuality seemed to be utmost important to him in that he wanted to make sure that the viewer knew he was not gay. He came off to me as insecure with himself and his sexuality because otherwise he wouldn’t make a point about his sexuality repeatedly when his sexuality was not the topic. The topic was a tour of West Hollywood. But one of the first things he did in the video was to go to a gym in WeHo. This gym is known as a gay gym and he spoke negatively about some of the things he had seen at the gym. He saw a penis there on un chico/a guy posing (an exhibitionist type thing)! Can you imagine that? This is some chisme caliente/hot gossip! And I would point out: No one forced you (Mr “Straight” guy) or required you to look at that dick that you were so offended by did they? Do you often stare at and continue looking at things that offend you? This reminds me of the conservative trash around The Castro who supported our ridiculous city-wide nudity ban because of a couple of nude chicos in The Castro. If you don’t want to see a dick, don’t look at it. That seems pretty simple. Doesn’t your prudish head pivot in another direction? When I don’t want to look at something — such as all the “straight” make out scenes in San Francisco’s Castro — I quickly look elsewhere. It’s sad that other people don’t have the ability to do that. But of course, he has nothing against gay people you know! His video — as far as I was able to watch — came across to me as anti-gay. I watched as much as I could take and then continued watching the rest with the sound turned off since I wanted to see the scenery of West Hollywood and the views of the Hollywood Hills but I didn’t want to hear Mr. “Straight” drone on again about how he’s not gay. Get some psychotherapy, preferably from a credible sex therapist!

It’s too bad that the people who created the first video about West Hollywood — and how very accepted gays supposedly are and how it’s now okay to be gay and all that stuff — didn’t watch the second video before making their video. Because essentially the second video cancelled out the message of the first video and their wishful-thinking about how accepted gays supposedly are. Both videos were created by residents of West Hollywood. The second video demonstrated that the first video was a bunch of bull shit and wishful-thinking. It’s also too bad that the creators of the first video didn’t interview the “straight” guy who created the second video so as to get an ear full of his not-so-subtle anti-gay nonsense.

Someone said in the comments about the first video:

“I’m tired of people saying gay people are more accepted by society to make it okay to take away gay establishments. How is it accepting someone when you’re tearing down their social venues?! And stop saying gay people are SOOOO accepted in society when politicians and others are actively working on anti-gay policies.”

Yes, exactly. Muchísimas gracias for saying that. At least that person knows what’s going on and is living in reality.

Assimilation means Conformity

Conformity is one of the definitions of assimilation. In other words, lose one’s public identity as a GLBTQ individual — and instead look like everybody else — in order to “conform” and be like the “straights” in order to fit in with the “straight” herd/sheeple. I suspect that’s much of the reason for this closet case “discreet” language one sees in gay men’s personal sex ads, especially in Manhattan (of all places!).

What idiots gave the order for GLBTQs to “assimilate”/conform? To my knowledge it was those useless corporate GLBTQ national organisations who serve as self-appointed authority on what GLBTQs should do. And if you’ve not read anything else I’ve written I can tell you that I can’t stand those corporate organisations with their cushy/exorbitant bloated executive salaries. They serve as pro-Establishment hacks and shills for that useless and misnamed “Democratic” party here in the US of Hypocrisy and they love their messiah Obama. Ever since that man claimed to have “evolved” on same-gender marriage and whenever he tries to crassly exploit the GLBTQ populace for (campaign) contribution$ for the thoroughly corrupt Big Business “Democratic” party by speaking the word “gay” (as bait) on occasion, those gay organisations jump up, genuflect and begin to gush over their messiah Obama. One of those same corporate organisations threw Transgender individuals under the bus, so to speak, a few years ago. Disgusting. I have no use for any of them of the ones which come to mind, but I see their bumper stickers on sucker’s vehicles on occasion around San Francisco. *roll eyes* Good little “Democratic” party sheeple. They support the party no matter what it does.

A brief aside about same-gender marriage: An Obamabot e-mailed me awhile back and said their messiah Obama is responsible for same-gender marriage in the US. Hardly! That’s not true at all. To begin with, he does not control how the pro-Big Business corporate parasites on the US Supreme Court vote. He nominated two people to the US Supreme Court. He had nothing to do with their confirmation appointments. The senate votes to confirm or reject US Supreme Court nominees, not la casa blanca/the white house. Nor did he know how those two people would vote on same-gender marriage or any other issue. So no, he’s not responsible for same-gender marriage, but his disciples like to give him that credit.

I have a question: Why were Rainbow flags, gay parades, gay protests, gay bars, Gay and Lesbian Choruses, GLBTQ bands and orchestras, GLBTQ sports teams, and other GLBTQ-related organisations, clubs and events created if they’re so fucking concerned about being “Inclusive of the StraightsTM?” Why is being “Inclusive of the StraightsTM all of a sudden an urgent and dire concern?

And what exactly are the “straights” doing to show that they are “inclusive” of GLBTQs? Their taking over gay areas and making them “straight” and changing them/sanitising them to the way they want them is not an example. What are they taking down or changing to “assimilate” and to be “inclusive” with GLBTQs? I know of nothing. This “assimilation” nonsense is only in one direction. Meanwhile, on San Francisco’s Market Street between Church Street and Castro (and in The Castro and Duboce Triangle area) the “straights” are swarming over here to suck face and engage in heavy make-out scenes on the sidewalks and street corners. They especially enjoy making out under a Rainbow Flag with their “in your face” sexuality/exhibitionism to let us all know they’re “straight” and taking over our gay area. When I and mis amigos/my friends see these “straight” make out scenes and what seems to be their required “straight” hand-holding, we look the other direction. We don’t give them the audience they’re craving, or we go somewhere else. And GLBTQs are sanitising themselves as fast as possible trying to forget and erase our GLBTQ past/history, and some are going back in that fucking unhealthy closet (heteronormative) in order to be accepted by these precious “straights” that GLBTQs seem absolutely desperate to be accepted by. [SCREAM!!] Ugh. Chau.—el barrio rosa

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Arte en lienzo Lámina - Bandera Transgénero Canvas Print

La Bandera Transgénero
The Transgender Flag

This is the flag
they refuse to fly at
Harvey Milk Plaza as well as on
the balcony of San Francisco City Hall

Hola. I hadn’t planned to write anymore about this but I was talking with an amigo the other day and he mentioned Gay Shame/Gay Discreet Weekend and said: I wonder how many people plan on wasting their dinero/money by coming to that this year? I said: I don’t know. It’s nothing like it was. I told him I hadn’t planned to even talk about it this year considering the corporate event it has become, but I’ll ask on pink barrio. So I’m wondering if you’re planning to come to the New Conservative, Lobomotised, Techie San Francisco for Gay Shame/Gay Discreet Weekend later this month, junio/June 2015? It’s the last Domingo/Sunday this month. The event is officially called SF Pride. But as of last year I and mis amigos/my friends began calling it Gay Shame/Gay Discreet Weekend since that seems to more accurately reflect the reality based on the thousands of gay personal sex ads we’ve read in major US cities and continue to read written by closet-case gay guys with gay shame. These guys describe themselves as “discreet,” “down-low” and some saying “closeted, not out” (here in 2015) and “straight-acting.” Nearly every ad in the men-seeking-men category on the site I call ClosetList has the word “discreet” in it.

“Discreet” is the opposite of Proud and Pride, as in Gay Pride

As I’ve written many times but since this may be your first time to pink barrio, the only reason a gay guy would be “discreet” is if he is ashamed of his gay sexuality and/or he’s cheating on someone and doesn’t want that person to know. “Discreet” means trying to hide something and keeping something secretive. Well, keeping one’s sexuality secretive is called being in the closet. That’s not Gay Pride.

I started to notice this nonsense after GLBTQs were given the orders by those useless corporate GLBTQ organisations — who with their bloated executive salaries serve as Democratic Party hacks and shills and Obamabots — to assimilate with the “straights.” This was around the time of the US Supreme Court’s same-gender marriage ruling. Unfortunately, many GLBTQs misunderstood the assimilation order and mistook that as a signal to go back in the closet, become conservative and heteronormative. In other words, be as much like those precious “straights” as possible in one’s desperate and dire attempt to be accepted by them.

I’ve noticed that the heteronormative “discreet,” closet-case gay guys want nothing to do with the more feminine gay guys. Some gay guys (especially the self-described jocks) describe themselves as bisexual presumably because they think that sounds more macho/masculine than calling themselves gay (with their gay shame), however I never see their ads/pics in the men seeking women category of ClosetList. They’re only in the men seeking men category. Also in many ads written by gay guys that I’ve read they say, “No fems” along with “No fats.” I understand personal sexual turn-ons but really! I especially feel sympathy these days for the more feminine gay guys because of continued rejection they receive from these obnoxious jocks who — from my experience with them — may look polished and buffed on the outside but it’s their fucked-up personality and head-trip that needs the work and a lot of it. From my experience with them, they can’t talk. They often have no social skills at all. I often think that these techie sex apps are for those insipid people without social skills and their inability to talk with people.

Now keep in mind por favor that these people I’m talking about who are “discreet” and “down-low” are not in some small hick town with busy-bodied prying eyes as one might think. No, they’re in major cities where no one gives a fuck what they do sexually or with whom. They’re anonymous, but Manhattan (as in New York City) is full of closet cases. Who would have thought that?! And the former Gay Mecca of San Francisco has no shortage of them either. Loco./Crazy.

So I and amigos are wondering how many people plan to come to — what should be called — Gay Shame/Gay Discreet Weekend later this month in San Francisco? The event these days is nothing but a big corporate advertisement called a parade. Last year’s SF Pride was thoroughly corporate and it was more “straight” than gay. So not only are “straights” hell-bent on taking over nice Queer areas and going to gay bars (WTF is that about?) in major cities and changing them to the way they want them, but now they’re taking over the so-called Pride Parade too. And SF Pride has become sanitised and so-called family-friendly presumably to genuflect to those delicate “straights”/conservatives (UGH!). It’s nothing like it used to be during the height of the Gay Mecca days, so why would anyone want to come here and see this thing?

Just so you know, if you’re planning to come to the New Conservative, Lobotomised, Techie San Francisco don’t expect things to be as they were. This city has changed drastically due to the techie invasion and the San Francisco Oligarchy (some thoroughly corrupt politicians working for their corporate owners). If you’re hoping to speak with a local resident, good luck with that. Many local residents — especially in the stupidphone/smartphone-addicted Castro — are hunched over, squinting at and fucking with that toy cemented to their hand that they’re distracted by and addicted to 24/7. But if you come here and happen to see the rare person looking up and aware of their surroundings and not on a stupidphone, you might consider talking with them.

Again, if you’re planning to waste your el dinero/money by coming here and if you’re expecting to see the San Francisco that you’ve heard about for decades, I’m sorry but you won’t see that city because that city is gone unfortunately. Fin. The End. That city has been evicted to Oakland and elsewhere. Yes, San Francisco has done a 180 from its former alternative and proudly-radical past. There are no shortage of examples of that but I’ll list one: The petty, conservative, local hateful totalitarian merchants group refuses to fly the Transgender Flag at Harvey Milk Plaza of all places!, and that flag pole is on public property. El alcalde/the mayor also refuses to fly la Bandera Transgénero/the Transgender Flag from the balcony of City Hall. So I’m displaying the flag on this page in protest of these basura around here and also because I like the Transgender Flag (it’s a very pretty flag, don’t you think?). But as someone noted in a comment on another article:

“the mayor refused to fly the transgender flag from city hall but he has no trouble flying any other flag he wants to fly”

True. Then one of my nice commenters responded to that by saying:

The merchants groups all were a part of that as well…
As a trans person, the fiasco over the flag was when I finally decided SF is dead. I’m outta here – seriously considering heading for Oregon (Eugene would be nice – not many yuppies there from what I hear).

Yes, I understand. It saddens me to even think about it. When I moved to San Francisco during the height of the now-fading Gay Mecca days, I never thought that the San Francisco that I loved would some day turn into the conservative city it has become with the help and complicity of the now-conservative GBLTQs. What the fuck happened to them? Today, social activism has been abandoned and is sneered at in favour of conservatism and corporatism. Also, where I live used to be mostly gay. Today it’s mostly “straight” breeders and I don’t think any of them have ever heard of condoms or birth control. Everybody around here has squeezed out at least two babies it seems. The place is overrun with babies/children and condominium-sized strollers. Clearly, overpopulation is not a concern to these self-entitled and self-absorbed people. It’s all about them and their pretentious focus on superficial and shallow status-symbol materialism. That’s the opposite of the former alternative and proudly-radical city that I moved to and loved.

I’ve heard some San Franciscans say that SF Pride is essentially becoming Straight Pride. Some brief history: For decades on one particular San Francisco corporate website the conservatives/anti-gay “straights” have whined in the comments every time SF Pride comes around that they (the “straights”) don’t have a straight pride day. It was pointed out probably hundreds of times to these anti-gay/conservative bigots that every day is “straight” pride day. That’s especially true in office settings where there’s no shortage of family pictures displayed showing the wife and the husband and their los niños/their children for everyone to see their “straight” family. They’re very in-your-face with their “straight” sexuality while they complain about GLBTQs being in-your-face with our sexuality. Fucking hypocrites!

But if you’re planning to come to the big corporate advertisement tourist-event known as SF Pride, or what I and others call Gay Shame/Gay Discreet Weekend, leave a friendly comment por favor. Or if you plan to stay home in this dismal economy, that might be a better idea. Chau.—el barrio rosa

UPDATE (el 10 de junio 2015): I read last night that a new US-national corporate chain is trying to quickly open at Castro and Market and they said, “We’re trying to open in time for Pride and will have a float in the parade.” Let me rewrite that to reflect reality: “We’re trying to open in time to exploit Gay Shame-Gay Discreet Day and we will have a moving corporate ad on wheels in this corporate parade with all the other corporate ads.”

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