Answer: It causes people to go back in the closet. (Continue reading, por favor.)
Hola. ¿Qué tal? The corporatist GLBTQ organisations—who serve as hacks and shills for the misnamed “Democratic” party in the US of Hypocrisy and anything that their messiah Obama does—for some time have called for the “assimilation” of GLBTQ people into society. By that they mean that GLBTQ people should “blend in” to society, not be activists and don’t make a point about one’s gay sexuality. I guess with them it’s fine for “straights” to make a point about their heterosexuality because they do so every day. Just look on the desks or bookshelves of “straight” office employees anywhere and you’ll see a picture or pictures of “The Heterosexual FamilyTM.” You’ll see pictures of him with her wrapped around each other and their niños/children. Yes, heterosexuals most assuredly like to flaunt their “straight” sexuality and they make a point of doing so at work and anywhere else they choose (walking down the street hand-in-hand, for example). He talks about “The Wife” (what a warm and affectionate way for one to speak about one’s partner [sarcasm intended]) and she talks about “The Hubby.” Then when “The Hubby” announces that “The Wife” is pregnant everyone in the office gushes, “oh congratulations.” Why congratulations? Mosquitoes can breed! Anyone can fuck. Why does that merit a “congratulations?” There may have been a time in a previous era when a “congratulations” was warranted after the successful birth of a healthy child. I know that everyone think that their los niños are or will be “different” than anyone else’s. But since we’re already overpopulated with no shortage of children—especially in gentrified San Francisco (just check out Upper Market if you don’t believe me, Upper Market is like a nursery today, has no one heard of birth control?)—and California and other places are experiencing an historic drought which will lead to agua/water and food shortages, is it really intelligent, positive and should someone be congratulated for squeezing out another baby on the planet? And many GLBTQ parents are adding babies to the planet as well in their desperate attempt to “assimilate” so they can be like the “straights.” When did that become the goal?
The problem with gays “blending in” is that most of society is “straight.” So when GLBTQs—being in the minority—try to “blend in” with heterosexuals who are in the majority, many GLBTQs don’t feel comfortable being out of the closet around sometimes bigoted and prejudiced heterosexuals who often make anti-gay comments (because they wrongly assume that the person they’re talking with is “straight”) and think nothing of it, so the GLBTQ person goes back in the closet in order to “fit in,” and pretends to be “straight” around the “straight” majority. In other words, the GLBTQ person adopts a heteronormative mentality. That’s the same as going back in the closet which is very unhealthy for anyone and it’s the same thing that GLBTQs did back in the 1940s and 50s, for example. We really are going backwards in many ways. This GLBTQ “assimilation” nonsense also very quickly gets rid of diversity because the goal of “assimilation” or “blending in” involves being like everyone else or being like the herd and that removes diversity and encourages sameness and homogeneity. And unfortunately, that is pretty much what the GLBTQ so-called “community” has become. Bland, boring and sanitised in their desperate attempt to “assimilate” and be like the “straights.” Ugh. They’ve become the opposite of what they were during the (now-dead) Gay Rights’ Movement days. And today many (if not most) GLBTQ parents have become the same type of conservative prudes they ran from decades ago when they fled to the sexual freedom and revolution of “gay meccas” of their day. Today, the so-called “gay community” is a bunch of sheeple with no interest in anything but their phone addiction, their addiction to their apps (have they used the “Where to take a shit” app yet?), their coffee addiction and frequenting corporate coffee outlets like the heterosexuals they try to emulate, saying the word “like” every-other-word, taking meth, partying and getting drunk. And many using expensive PreP as an excuse for bareback sex with no intention of using a condom. That’s what the so-called “gay community” has become from what I and mis amigos see. This “assimilation” nonsense really got cranked up with the same-gender marriage issue. But instead of being “assimilated,” and “blending in” many GLBTQs have gone back or are going back in the closet. They use words such as “discreet” and “down low” and “not into the scene” and “straight-acting.” If a gay person is “out and proud” they’re not any of that. Closet cases are “discreet” and “down low.” The Gay Rights’ Movement worked decades for people to go back in the closet? Or the only other reason for being “discreet” is that someone is cheating on someone and doesn’t want the person to know. Some gay guys claim to be “bi” but they have zero interest in females and they have issues. They think that “bi” sounds more masculine or “straight-acting” (heteronormative, in other words) than being who they are: Gay. So this “assimilation” nonsense has backfired. The idiots who promoted “assimilation” in the national corporatist GLBTQ organisations could have seen this coming if they had taken the time to look beyond their cushy, bloated executive salaries and elitist bubble.
Even though “straights” have no shortage of bars to go to, these days they’re hell-bent on going to gay bars to take them over. That’s the reason they’re there because why would “straights” have any interest in going to a gay bar? I and mis amigos have no interest at all in going to a “straight” bar. So when a Queer boy sitting in his own gay bar sees a guy he’s interested in and when “straights” are also in the same bar, how is the Queer boy supposed to know who is “straight” and who’s Queer? If he hits on the wrong person, watch out! That’s another problem with this “assimilation” nonsense. There have always been real and justifiable reasons for Queer bars, and there will continue to be legitimate reasons and a need for Queer bars, no matter how many Queer bars are taken over by “straight” assholes who never seem satisfied with what they already have; they always want more.
Recently, una lesbiana/a lesbian en San Francisco was interviewed and made a comment that “gays are now mainstream.” I don’t know what drugs she’s on or what bubble she’s living in but since she made that comment I’ve paid closer attention to “mainstream”/corporate television programming. What I see on television—no matter what canal/channel it is or international language—is heterosexual programming including the ads. I see “straight” couples engaged in the following behaviour: kissing, walking together, holding hands, arms around each other, making out, having dinner together, fighting, you-name-it. I see nothing but heterosexual-indoctrination programming no matter what canal it is. I’ve not seen one male-male couple or female-female couple kissing, walking together, holding hands, making out, having dinner together, fighting or arms around each other or ANYTHING. So this idea that this local lesbian has that “gays are now mainstream” is ludicrous. She’s loca. And if gays were so mainstream, they wouldn’t be going back in the closet with their “discreet” heteronormative mentality and calling it “assimilation.” Chau.—el barrio rosa
UPDATE (El 31 de marzo de 2015):
Many GLBTQ idiots around San Francisco and elsewhere have made the claim in recent years that “Gays can now live anywhere.” [roll eyes] What drugs are these people on who think that “gays can now live anywhere?” In many articles I have pointed out that that is bullshit, wishful-thinking and denial. In fact, some of the conservative idiot business owners in San Francisco’s Castro have said, “There’s no longer a need for gay meccas” (referring to San Francisco’s now-Fading Gay Mecca). Ugh. I don’t have the patience for willful-ignorance and stupid-assed people. There are currently 20 states (and there will be more) in The US of Hypocrisy that have these anti-gay laws so don’t tell me that “Gays can live anywhere.” In 2015, when you leave your gay mecca, remember that you’ll have to go back into the closet, and you won’t even be safe in the closet in some places, including but not limited to Arkansas and Indiana (and other states to follow):
Arkansas Senate passes religion bill seen as targeting gays
Indiana Senate passes ‘religious freedom’ bill