Lea DeLaria doesn’t do that alphabet soup LGBTQ thing. Does she hit the wall too?

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Hola a todos. I’m wondering if this rewriting/this new version of “LGBT” by the far-right (as seen on the t-shirt over on your right) will make queer conformists finally abandon that revisionist history “LGBT” nonsense? I can take a guess. I don’t see them ever abandoning their precious “LGBT.” It’s like a brand name for them. Brand LGBTTM. It’s so indoctrinated into most people through conformist brainwashing. It’s what most sites insist on using as if they received a memo from on high in the style of a congressional resolution that whenever they write anything queer-related, that they must use “LGBT(Q).” Did one or more of those self-appointed omnipotent queer organisations at the national level in the non-United States — who only care about queers of a certain income bracket; those who can afford $500.00+ a plate dinners at lavish galas, Dahling — send out a memo to every media organisation and website in the world with this “LGBT(Q)” dictate? That’s the impression I’ve been left with. Because the conformity over its use seems to be worldwide. I see it on the television networks I watch from the EU. I’ve noticed that most commenters feel they must use “LGBT(Q)” as well in order to be seen as “in,” “cool,” “politically correct” and or conformist. And when you don’t use it and question it, watch out!

The Conservatory’s Queer Alliance recently had their monthly meeting and some of the students invited me to come.

Comedian, actor and jazz singer, Lea DeLaria, was a topic on the agenda. Someone suggested maybe she could be invited next year to address the group and have the meeting open to the public. Someone pointed out her opinion on the alphabet soup “LGBTQ,” rubbish which Lea can’t stand. One of the students looked over at me and said, “Lea’s not the only one. I have a feeling you have a strong opinion on this, don’t you?”

I questioned how much interest there would be in Lea coming, with no disrespect intended to her, but based on my online experiences. Whenever I’ve quoted her, linked to her or written in my own words how she feels about the alphabet soup “LGTB(Q)” thingy, no one supported me and I felt like I had been spit on and considered the enemy because I was not conforming to the brainwashed “LGBT(Q)” meme that one sees saturated all over the Internet and elsewhere. Now you might think I’m talking about far-right sites where I had this problem. But no, just the opposite. I’m talking about so-called “progressive” sites where I was treated like the enemy. And in lockstep, conformist commenters write “LGBT(Q)” instead of queer or gay, or the original GLBTQ. I had the best experience on corporate sites, although I had trouble on them too, the one or two I was on every now and then. All of this negative experience online is why I started pink barrio, so I could say what I want without being banned, deleted or hated on as I often was on the so-called “progressive” websites.

Since 2000, when I began commenting online — which I rarely do now because “one cannot fix stupid” and “if they haven’t gotten it by now they’re not about to!” is how I feel about it — my worst experiences were on so-called “progressive” website with their perpetual resistance to my message (regardless of the topic) and with few exceptions to that. Rarely did anyone ever agree with anything I said/wrote, no matter how politely it was written.

My views don’t fit neatly into the D and R partisan cult-like narrative (I’m non-partisan, an independent) or the Establish narrative or the queer narrative where everyone in lockstep is supposed to use the corporate revisionist history and conformist “LGBT(Q)” meme. The reader might be asking: What do you mean by the “revisionist history?” Even though I feel like I’ve written about this countless times here goes another: I’m talking about where the “L” (for lesbian) comes first in “LGBT(Q).” That implies that lesbians led the Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement. They did not. I repeat: Lesbians did not lead our movement. That’s revisionist history. Our movement was called the Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement to begin with, not the Lesbian and Gay Rights Movement. Gay guys and trans folk led our movement, not lesbians, which technically started with two riots at donut shops (one in San Francisco and one in Los Ángeles) pre-Stonewall. So if any silly acronym has to be used it should be “GTQBL” because gay guys and trans folk did most of the work of our movement. But at some point in recent years, lesbians hijacked our movement and decided to move themselves to first place from “GLBTQ” as it originally was. For some insane reason, queer boys allowed lesbians to move themselves to first place. Also, some of us view self-entitled lesbians taking it upon themselves to move their ass to first place as being sexist as in, “the fairer sex ladies go first” which sounds very chauvinistic and sexist. And “the fairer sex?” Oh good lord! This sounds like the sexist thinking of the 1940s or 1950s. I’ve heard some queer boys say, “ladies1 go first” referencing that “LGBT(Q)” nonsense.

All of this is rather silly anyway considering all we need is one word to describe us: Queer. Or gay. Take your pick. Why is that so difficult? We don’t need this long train of alphabet soup letters. Some conformist corporatised guy wrote me awhile back saying it was changed to “LGBT” because that “rolls off the tongue easier.” It rolls off whose tongue easier? I told him: I never had any trouble with the original GLBTQ “rolling off my tongue” and frankly the words queer or gay “roll off the tongue” even easier. Try it! One word — queer or gay — “rolls off the tongue” easier than saying a string of letters. By the way, the official acronym is now: LGBTQQICAPF2K+. LOL. That’s one of the most ludicrous things I’ve seen! What nut dreamed that up? Insanity. It almost looks like a barcode of sorts. The breeders don’t have any long train of letters to describe themselves and their sexual interests are nearly as varied as that of queers. And with “gay assimilation” (which has completely backfired in case one hasn’t noticed – see here and here and here) I thought that most queers wanted to be “carbon copies” of the dysfunctional breeders since gay marriage became legal. (Related: Why gay guys should wear their wedding rings on their right hand and Gay Wedding Ring Deception and Queer Couples: Wear your wedding rings on your right hand fourth finger).

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The image above is that of a married gay male couple wearing their wedding rings on their right hand fourth finger, which removes any doubt or confusion over their sexual orientation. They’re not trying to deceive others into thinking they’re straight by wearing their wedding ring on their left hand — as straight couples do — which is what most people would likely think when the two are not together as a couple. Or even if they were together as a couple, someone could ask: “Where are your wives? I see you’re both wearing wedding rings (on your left hand).” Because traditionally, breeders wear their wedding rings on their left hand fourth finger. And even though queers see their relationships no differently than that of the breeders — and it should be seen as no differently except it’s probably far less dysfunctional than that of a breeder relationship with their high divorce rate (1 in 4 breeder couples get divorced as of 2017) — the fact is many in our bigoted, prejudiced and homophobic society do see queer relationships/marriages differently. Gay marriage is too new historically speaking for most people to even remember that it exists, that it’s now legal in the US, especially when the person opposes gay marriage.

And as Lea explains, “LGBT(Q)” is divisive. It divides us rather than uniting us and it props up one group against the other. For example, some people have said that the trans group shouldn’t even be part of “LGBT(Q).” That they should be separate. See what she means? Then there are those who apparently have something against queers so they leave the Q off entirely in that “LGBT” caca.

Lea DeLaria Doesn’t Want You Calling Her A Lesbian. “I am a dyke! Get it right. I don’t do that alphabet soup, LGBTQ thing. By the time you get to all of those letters, the fucking parade is over! Part of me believes that this so-called inclusivity of calling us the LGBTQQTY-whatever-LMNOP tends to stress our differences, and that’s why I refuse to do it. I say queer. Queer is everybody.” [Source: You can watch her talk about this briefly. Unfortunately it’s on FB.]

So other than on my own site, I gave up on the “LGBT(Q)” meme as well as with commenting online because it doesn’t seem to matter what the topic is, my views are extremely unpopular and I’m considered a right-wing troll. Because of my views on Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, the so-called “progressives” labeled me, 1) a troll for the corporate Democrats, 2) a troll for the DNC and their narrative and 3) a troll for the current White House occupant — whom I can’t stand — or a troll for somebody that does not fit their cookie-cutter brainwashed beliefs. I’ve been called a homophobe and “promoting stereotypes that LGBT people have had to suffer with,” because I’m critical of the “LGBT(Q)” thingy. I wonder if Lea has been called a homophobe and accused of “promoting stereotypes that LGBT people have had to suffer with” too? When I tried to explain my position to these thick and dense people, I was unable to penetrate the wall they had put up. Does Lea hit that wall too? In the simplistic thinking of many fake-progressives who claim to have “an open mind,” when one does not share their Establishment opinions (while they pretend to be “left wing,”) one is automatically dismissed and considered a troll.

On another topic but related to how some people don’t learn anything from the past, especially “Democrats.” Some delusional people who pretend to be “progressives” honestly believe that the right-wing “Democratic” Party Cult is going to nominate Bernie Sanders as their 2020 nominee even though the same cult threw him under the bus back in 2016. Then he got in lockstep with them and endorsed war criminal Hillary. To the Bernie Cultists, I’m the “enemy” — they’re using the age-old “Attack the Messenger” routine — when I tell them as politely as I can that their thinking is delusional and it’s wishful-thinking, it is not pragmatic or realistic and is not living in reality. Because the party of conservative Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi is not going to nominate Sanders. Period. One would have to be absolutely delusional to think that they will. (Related: San Francisco: Do NOT re-elect Pelosi in 2020 and TRUMP-PELOSI 2020!) As I said, these so-called “progressives” learned nothing from 2016.

I’ve learned that there are several requirements for being a Democrat: living with delusional wishful-thinking, living with unrealistic hope, and denial. They also jump up and down and get excited over the most minute and little “flash in the pan” unimportant of things. They cheer lead for wimpy, mealy-mouth statements made by Nancy Pelosi and make her out to be “a genius” when the woman as of late seems to be having trouble stringing two sentences together without halting and behaving as if she’s having mental problems (dementia?). They’re also very much into premature celebrations only to look like partisan fools after the fact because their “Democrats” once again enabled the Republicans, but their denial and wishful-thinking prevented them from foreseeing that. Rather than being critical of their “Democrats” for helping the Republicans once again the cultists remain silent because they’ve been brainwashed that one is not supposed to be critical of one’s own cult-party. Since Bernie is the Bernie Cult’s saviour figure, they completely dismiss that the guy is 78 years old and recently had a heart attack. Someone like that can do the stressful job of US president properly? He would be 82 after his first term. To the Bernie Cult, his age and health condition doesn’t matter. His age is a positive thing they say; it shows that he’s “a seasoned politician.” A candidate like that — if he has any sense about him — should drop out of the race and take care of himself and his health and well-being in order to stay alive rather than campaigning for some corrupt, right-wing party that will throw him under the bus once again. But to the Bernie Cultists and in their denial his health is, “No big deal.” They say, “he has more fire in him than so and so.” They fail to understand that it’s that “fire” that raises blood pressure to a very unhealthy level. I know from personal experience, which is why — except for this article — I don’t write about this unhealthy, dysfunctional stuff any longer. It’s not healthy for me to do so. And all the “Democrats” are doing is using him and he seems to enjoy being used by them. He will ultimately endorse the nominee. If anything, the “Democrats” are considering nominating Hillary once again or John Kerry for 2020 from what I’ve read. A re-run of 2016? Why do you think she keeps popping up to give herself attention? While writing this article, mi amigo/my friend told me that one of the Hillary Cultists said that god put Hillary on this Earth to be president. (roll eyes) Drag out The god CardTM, uh? Drag out the nonexistent floating cloud being. That’s the same thing that the current White House occupant says about his narcissistic self. Not that it matters who the “Democrats” pull out of their recycling bin and nominate since I said three years ago that one should expect the current White House occupant to have two or more terms. I expect him to get back in one way or the other. One can read between the lines. He’s “joked” repeatedly about having extra terms/refusing to leave office and also because the same corrupt system that installed him remains in place including the Electoral College. Also, there are even more stupid people today supporting him from what I’ve seen because he speaks to their anti-ethnic, racist, anti-migrant views, their Male Patriarchy views, their sexism, their misogyny, their prejudices and homophobia. He does nothing legally and with few, if any, consequences. He and the basura around him ignore subpoenas. If you or I did that we know what would happen to us. He’s above the law. Acting like an adolescent schoolyard bully, much of the US Congress seem absolutely terrified of him and when they have anything critical to say about him it’s in cowardly, mealy-mouth words.

My message — no matter what the topic — is rejected and is considered by the fake-progressives as “trying to help the Republicans,” whom I despise. Well, I despise both D and R frankly. At “election” time, the fake-progressives become devout partisan “Democrats” for a right-wing party. A genuine progressive does not support a fake-opposition, right-wing party. It’s a contradiction in terms and in one’s principles.

So I was just wondering how much interest there would be in Lea Delaria being invited to speak in the Conservatory considering the way I’ve been treated/slapped around online by so-called “progressives.” I wonder if she gets the same disrespectful treatment wherever she goes when speaking her mind?

Then the Conservatory students ended their meeting with the announcement that one of their upcoming meetings will be about queer composers. That ought to be interesting since there have been many queer composers including Georg Händel, Lully, Corelli, Benjamin Britten and his partner (tenor) Peter Pears, Tchaikovsky, Camille Saint-Saëns, Lou Harrison, Ethel Smyth, Francis Poulenc, Samuel Barber and his partner of almost 30 years Gian Carlo Menotti. They met at the Curtis Institute of Music and quickly hit it off and moved into together. Also, Ludwig Beethoven, and closeted Lenny Bernstein were queer among others. Although I read that Lenny became more open about his queer sexual orientation the older he got.

Related to that, one of the things that saddens me, frustrates me and even angers me these days is all the queer boy closet cases I see in San Francisco — particularly Milleneals — and on television who are in relationships with women and they have children. My gaydar is extremely reliable; always has been. To see these closet cases, it’s as if there was never a Gay Rights Movement. Or, now that the movement is over it’s time for things to go back to the way they were: Back in the closet for many/most queers. While writing this I saw a queer boy being interviewed on television in France. Sitting there on the couch with his wife and infant baby. I had mi amigo/my friend come and look at the television and before I said anything he asked, “Who’s that queer boy?” A few moments later he said: “Is that his wife and kid?” I said: Uh huh. He asked: “How can these women not see that they’re married to a gay guy, a closet case?” Well, some of them do see it and know deep down that he’s queer. Others don’t — no gaydar at all? — or choose denial. And he’s probably trying to please his pestering bigoted family who constantly hounded him with “When are you going to find a nice girl?” Followed by: “When are you going to start a family?” I would tell the family to fuck off, and mind their own damn business. Do we understand each other? You’re not running/ruining my life with The Family ScriptTM, understand? I’m queer; I’m not into females or babies. The world is already overpopulated. With these women, maybe their queer boy is the only guy who would give these needy females the attention they crave.

I want to say muchas gracias to the students of the Conservatory’s Queer Alliance for inviting me to their meeting. Very kind of you. I enjoyed it. Chau.—el barrio rosa

1 I’ve never known any lesbians who would want to be referred to as — using the classist term — “lady” or “ladies.” Nearly all of the lesbians I’ve known were of the dyke, bull-dyke variety and would likely say, “I ain’t no lady.” Today it’s different with these new Millennial Lipstick Lesbians with their long flowing blond (out of a bottle?) hair, their black tights, their black or grey lingerie clothing and black high heels. If you didn’t know better, you’d think they were sex workers by the way they look. They wear that to the office? They try to look like and act like straight women (very heteronormative), a complaint I’ve read online from some older lesbians about this new generation. The older lesbians say they can’t tell whether these Lipstick Lesbians are straight or queer if they were to see one at a bus stop. Some of these Lipstick Lesbians even go to straight bars to pick up females. Loca. Then when a straight guy hits on them they get pissed. Most of the Millennial queer guys we’ve seen look very conservative and try to look and act like straight guys. Any queer symbols on one’s person have completely gone back in the closet. So much for “out and proud!” That’s what “Gay Assimilation” has done. It’s caused queers to try to look and act straight and in many cases go back in the closet. We worked decades for that, did we?

16 comments on “Lea DeLaria doesn’t do that alphabet soup LGBTQ thing. Does she hit the wall too?

  1. Hugo

    Hola, your point about the queer wedding ring thing is well taken. I saw two musicians interviewed on the t.v. My alarm went off — queer boys, queer boys, queer boys!!! Both with left hand wedding rings. I didn’t know if they have wives or are married to each other. If their rings had been on their right hand I wouldn’t be writing this post because I would know they’re married to each other or to other guys. We live in such fucked up world. Why are the simpliest things becoming so hard to figure out.


  2. Dan

    As I see it, gay assimilation was a ploy of the right wing to rid gay meccas of queers by telling them that “gay people can now live anywhere.” I remember hearing that too. My new next door neighbors are from San Francisco. They’re a gay couple. They’ve told me all about how SF has changed and not in a good way and one of the reasons they left SF was because after gay marriage became legal all they heard in the Castro was that gay people can now live anywhere. There’s no need for gay meccas. They bought into that. I remember when they moved in they were telling me how gay people can now live anywhere and their relationship was no different than that of straight couples. I didn’t say much to that because I didn’t want to get into any argument with them since they were new here and didn’t want to deflate their bubble. They asked me how our neighborhood is. I said it was so so. I thought I’d let them find out for themselves. They asked if everyone here was accepting of gay couples. I told them it depends. Down the street you would have some problems and over on the other street behind those homes you might want to be careful. After they were there a few weeks, the house next to them sold. It was for sale when they moved in. The gay couple overheard the new straight couple talking in their back yard saying something about the “faggots next door.” Either the realtor told them that or they had heard there was a gay couple living next to them. The gay couple told me they had invited their neighbors over a few times for dinner to get to know them and maybe changed their minds but that their neighbors are always busy. Let’s just say that the two guys from San Francisco have come to the realization that gay people cannot live anywhere. I asked them why they thought that? They said that all of their friends were saying that and believed it. Like this article says “you cannot fix stupid.” I like that. Think I’ll steal it and start using it.

    1. Nobody You Know

      Instead of corporate turds telling queers to ‘assimilate’ they should have said what they meant – go back in the closet. Stop mincing words. Didn’t these fuck heads not know what the word assimilate means? It means to “bring into conformity with the customs, attitudes, etc., of a group.” In this case, it’s the straights. Conform in customs and attitudes of straights. What they were telling queers was to put your rainbow flags, your pink triangles, your party beads, your earrings and all other things back in the closet so that you’ll look like us straights. Now pick up the football games, the baseball games, go to sports bars and yell for the touch downs while grabbing your junk and talking about chicks the way the straight bros do, put on the sports gear even if you don’t play sports and grab the military weaponry and start acting normal. Now that you look and act like us straights we will think you’re straight even if you’re some sort of fem so we’ll start making our normal fag jokes around you and you’ll get a kick out of them and pat us on the back and say ‘you said that right bro….I agree with you about fucking faggots.’

      You’ve finally ‘assimilated’ and think you have to be like the straights….just another bigot in society.

      It was the perfect ploy of the corporate turds and right-wing to get queers back in the closet. It’s worked. I’ve lost friends over this. Most of the queers I used to know are now back in the closet and I heard through the grapevine that one of my once closest best friends (a gay guy) is now with a girl, from what they told me, to please his family who wants kids. He’s assimilated.

  3. X


    I live in Upper Market (SF for those who don’t live here) next to a home that used to be owned by a lesbian couple. They sold their home to a straight couple like as you know have taken over everything here. The home is now a temp rental place. Walking today I saw this gay guy who looked right out of the Eagle (leather gay bar) South of Market back in the days when SF was a gay mecca. He was probably 30s, motorcycle helmet, trimmed beard. He walked into the entrance of the former lezbians home. I heard voices. I glanced in at the open gate expecting to see another guy welcoming him. Instead I saw this chick all over him calling him “hun” and he was kissing her on the lips and hugging and hugging. Barf! Enough to make you puke. By her over-enthusiasm, looked like he’d been away for awhile or both of them were cheating on someone else and met there. Add one more to your list of closet cases cuz what I saw was a gay guy in closet making out with a chick wanting SF to think he’s straight. Don’t know if she was his wife, gf or cheating date. Walking down the street I couldn’t help but think how ironic it was to see a closeted gay guy making out with a chick in a house that once belonged to open and proud queers. I knew the lesbian couple that lived there.

    No wonder our world is so fucked up today with all the closet c ases as there are here in SF alone and around the globe becauise the closet is a very, very unhealthy place to live and these days the closet seems to be packed full to the gills.

    There is no gay community or queer community today no matter where you go. It’s been dissolved, dismantled. There’s just people all trying to look and be the same. Everyone looks the same. Straight has always been “in.” Gay is out of fad now, not that it was ever “in” but for many it seems like it was just a fad thing during a movement. Now it’s “Been there, done that. Act straight.” With the takeover of gay meccas, straight is it. Who could have predicted that ‘gay assimilation’ would end up meaning trying to be hetero? Gay guys dating and marrying chicks. Ya fuck heads. Shame, shame, shame on all you closet cases with your gay shame. You disgust me.

  4. Ed in the Castro

    I’ve challenged friends when they’ve said LGBT. What I usually do is ask why they left off the Q at the end and why they started with L. What they usually tell me is it’s just 4 letters and the L goes first. Says who?…I asked. They tell me “that’s just the way it is, it’s supposed to be.” Says who?….I asked. None of my friends can give me any thoughtful reason as to why it’s supposed to be LGBT or why they say that. You should see them squirm and get red in the face, start to sweat because they don’t know why they say what they do and can’t give any thoughtful reason for it. They’re just doing what everybody else does. Like you say conformity. The gay rights movement was not about conformity. It was proud and radical and conforming was not part of our agenda. Then the corporatists took over and with military and marriage spelled the death of our movement. Very sad.

  5. castro local

    hi again, i have first hand experience with closet cases these days. i dated a guy a couple of months ago who was closeted but i didn’t know that right away. in his personal ad he said he was discreet, down low but that didn’t register with me………until our first date in public and he asked me to walk on the other side of the street so we would not be seen together. he explained that he was in the closet and never wanted to be seen walking with another guy. i had a wtf moment. i asked him can’t we be two guys walking together who are friends? he hemmed and hawed and said no, and i knew it was time to call it quits. this wasn’t happening in some midwest small town. this happened in san francisco in the caStro. i never experienced this when we were the gay mecca and for the life of me i can’t understand why this new city has attracted so many closet cases.

    1. E in Sunnyvale

      this wasn’t happening in some midwest small town. this happened in san francisco in the caStro. i never experienced this when we were the gay mecca and for the life of me i can’t understand why this new city has attracted so many closet cases.

      Was he transplanted here by a tech company FROM some small midwestern town? Seems that’s the case quite a lot around here lately.

  6. Alejandro

    Hoooooooooola. If it’s any comfort to you amigo the closet cases bother me as much as they do you….and they’re all over the place. It’s like we’ve gone back in time. I don’t plan on getting married but if I did I’d wear my ring on the riight hand like that pic you show. I don’t use the alphabet soup either. THe way I see it the alphabet soup is a sanitized way of saying queer or gay like it’s intended to make queers more palatable to straiights by using letters and there are actually people who stick up for that!!! I don’;t care to be more palatable to them. I’m queer whether they like it or not.

    Saludos y gracias.

  7. Former San Franciscan

    Two things for you –

    I’ve definitely hit the wall when saying queer and not using the alphabet soup, which doesnt make sense since the alphabet soup is new. The resistance came from gay guys not lesbians accusing me of being sexist by not putting the women first. I hit the wall when I explained that the very idea of putting women first as a token position is sexist. WALL HIT.

    Agree with you that there is no shortage of closeted gay guys these days. Was watching this comedian being interviewed and the interviewer asked him a question about his work. He had to dump it all into his first answer to her question. He said “I’m real busy with travelling for my work, getting married, having a baby….” He really wanted an international audience to know that he was married to a woman and they had already had a baby. Strange answer.

    As pb would say: Going out of his way to prove he’s not queer. Sorry dude, I don’t buy it. There are 1000s of closeted queer guys with a wife and kids. There was the left hand wedding ring too. His age: millennial.

  8. E in Sunnyvale

    Hi again, PB! (Yes, I’m still here)

    Just wanted to toss this one out there: I’ve decided that, if I need to use alphabet soup (which I rarely ever do), I’m using “TGBQL” – in order of most often to least often attacked, abused, murdered, legislated against, etc…

    Anyway, hope you’re doing well (and everyone else here too)!

    Best wishes

  9. Greg

    I knew that the right-wing far right made fun of the LGBT shit and it’s the only thing I ever agreed with them on. I didn’t know they had their own version of it until I read that shirt up the page. You know queer history and corporatists don’t give a flying fuck about queer history. Money is all they care about, so let’s rewrite queer history by hiding gay guys and tuck us away neatly behind the L so that we’d be less seen and that the big L would be the focal point. The public takes to lesbians more than they do gay guys. Hell, even some straight guys talk about watching lesbian porn but would never admit to watching porn with two guys having sex. Gay guys didn’t work decades to be hidden and shoved back in the closet.

  10. castro local

    first, you’re not supposed to criticize the lgbtqrstuvwxyz++2qqqq+=32/3+@#$#2 “community.” i learned that recently when i asked >>what the fuck are these queer organizations doing these days?<<< other than taking in people's money? activism is downright dead. it has been since gay marriage was legalized. all i see them doing is issuing press releases and who cares what they think? – other than their wealthy white acolytes in the "community." they love to speak for us like they think they know best but the only "pride" i see is on corporate pride one day a year. that thing bears no resemblance to the original meaning. i got banned from a liberal site for writing this comment like they think the queer 'community' is sacrosanct or something. i tried to post it on another site. they wouldn't it allow it, but i know that you will pink barrio.

    1. 2480

      This reminds me a lot of the original meaning of Christmas. In the original belief system, once a year people would make a gift and give it to somebody on the 25th of December. It had more meaning than retail sales numbers which are the only thought or concern today. Sadly, the “lgbt……” letter mess is the corporatization of a marginalized group who have allowed themselves to be played, exploited and corporatized. Wasn’t it changed to “lgbt” to hide the “g” for gay and because corporates are more comfortable with lesbians? In the Christmas theme they now talk about Santa Claus far far more than they do Jesus. The whole point is that corporations have taken over our traditions and turned them into an income state.

  11. FedUp!

    You’re right…..your views (and mine) are not welcome anywhere without personal attacks. I know what you mean. I’ve been subjected to the same treatment. My views are mostly in line with yours. I’m now to the point where I say fuck ’em. I don’t comment anywhere except here when you havve comments on. Curious to know what type of reaction Lea D. gets.

  12. Queer boi

    Glad you brought up the gay wedding ring deception since no other site will. I check out guys on t.v. and many look queer to me. Then I see a l.h. wedding ring. I’m like WTF? What’s with that ring dude? Is the guy a closet case with a wife or is he married to a guy and has his ring on the wrong hand? Couldn’t tell ya. I see a lot of that tho. Queers w/ their rings on the wrong hand. I read your articles about that and you’re right….wearing that wedding on your right hand removes any confusion or doubt over the guy’s sexual orientation, and who wants to be mistaken for a fucking breeder? I like Lea and agree w/ her. Those music students sound like cool people. Agree with D8’s comment.

    Take care.

  13. D8

    Hola pink barrio – really been enjoying your in the conservatory articles. Look forward to them. You write about things that I’ve never read about anywhere else. I like when you challenge some weird traditions of the classical music performances….some I’d never thought about……like the back and forth thing with bows you wrote about.

    I don’t comment much on any sites. Think I’m burned out on it, also don”t like the arguing. I use queer, never use lgbt and I’ve been attacked too. I was explaining it to people but that never got anywhere so my exp. is similar to yours. Because of the 2020 election, I suspect from now until then to be the worst online so I plan to stay away from comment sections. I’ve done past election cycles and…..so, so nasty.

Fin. The End.