Gay Parenting 101: Coming Out Isn't Talking Dirty - Mo's Journal
Gay Parenting 101: Coming Out Isn't Talking Dirty|
|Date:||November 25th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)|| |
Because our real power is the power to expose the things they tell themselves and one another as lies, and because they're ashamed of the things they do and have done to one another and need scapegoats to take the fall, and because to be different--especially if one is stoically and unashamedly different--is to be feared. Yes, many parallels to anti-Semitism.
And really, most queers (and most Jews) don't want the powers that are ascribed to them. We don't want to break up marriages or run the entertainment industry or convert people. We just want to be left alone to wear our funny clothes and talk in our funny way and raise happy families in our communities or in the wider world without fear of being stomped on because our confident deviance--which in fact has a much longer history than just about anything now considered mainstream--puts the lie to everyone who's ever said "Our way is the only way".