Gay Politics

Super-villain or cringing victim?

There’s a really bizarre article about Richard Hatch, the so-called “Evil Queen” of America’s “Survivor” (which we don’t get over here in UK) over at the Washington Post: “Hard to Beat, Impossible to Avoid“. I kind of skim read the article until my eyes got caught by this little paragraph:

“The straight world is conditioned to think of homosexuality as a handicap, a weakness, a fey stereotype. The gay rights movement tries to present a warm, united front and yet somehow amplifies the notion that gay men and lesbians are marginal, lacking in power.”

Whatever the rest of the article says, this is a truth that will echo down through the ages. I prefer the “We Are Everywhere” approach. I’d rather be a super-villian than a cringing victim.