Despite diverse community, white males represent LGBT
Damn those white men. Someone alert Sharpton.
“If there’s a choice to talk to or to hear from a…white, cisgender gay guy or anyone else in the gay community, you’re generally going to hear from (the white, gay guy),” said physics junior Leah Longhufer.
Wasn’t the “progressive stack” supposed to solve this?
There’s a lot of people in that wayside. Lesbians get a fair amount of attention — if Showtimes’s television drama “The L Word” and a handful of “out” celebrities can be considered a “fair amount” — whereas bisexual and transgender individuals feel more or less ignored.
Lesbians get a lot of attention because they dominate “women’s” colleges. However, because regular lesbians are only cisgendered, aren’t cool anymore, and might as well be establishment oppressors. Transgenders, while they may have been ignored until recently, are now the hot new civil rightsey social justicey constituency in SJW City.
Then there’s everyone else — those that are queer, questioning, asexual, pansexual, intersex…the list is long. Those individuals who do receive attention are usually white and cisgender; in other words, they are not transgender.
You’ve got Q, I, A, P and T from the Grand Acronym representing. Will someone please tell me what M means?
There’s a fundamental problem in the way that people look at the LGBT community. People focus on white, gay men, as they focus on white, straight men in every other community. But the LGBT community does itself no favors, as it continues to display racist, transphobic and misogynistic behaviors, as well as push white gay men into the forefront because it is safe to do so.
When stereotypical gay male culture — certainly not an accurate picture of all gay men, but a popular image nonetheless — becomes the forefront of LGBT culture as a whole, it results in gay pride parades that revolve around gay men and lesbians and bar culture that is heavily catered towards adult gay men. Gay pride parades have become increasingly unpopular among the bisexual and transgender community, as they do not feel safe or accepted in an atmosphere that mostly contains gay men and allies.
Damn those gay men for being cisgendered. Being cisgendered these days is just about as bad as out and out right being in the KKK.
Young LGBT people and teens, who are the most at risk for violence and suicide, are left without a safe place to gather and socialize when LGBT culture becomes centered on alcohol and bars.
Young LGBT people and teens have never heard of fake IDs?
Progress is being made slowly. The success of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” has made Laverne Cox, a black transgender woman who plays transgender character Sophia Burset on the show, a household name.
It’s always a good idea to base serious social policy on a TV show only available on an online streaming service. And also, pardon me, but I don’t know any households where “Laverne Cox” or her (?) character “Sophia Burset” is a household name. I guess that’s just my fault for being
white gentile heterosexual and cisgendered normal.
“Orange is the New Black,” however, remains one of the few shows that displays its diverse range of LGBT characters.
Maybe Netflix can mash up that show and its other notable streaming show, the one I actually care about, “House of Cards.”
Currently, there’s no “perfect” portrayal of the LGBT community, perhaps because a perfect portrayal would be impossible.
By “impossible,” you mean “subject to the anal-retentive knit-picking of half of the SJWs on Tumblr,” who are mostly centered on white ethnomasochist intersectional trans-feminists.
It’s an injustice to the community to continue to pretend that the vast majority of it does not exist. Kurt Hummel from “Glee” and two attractive, white men in a Tiffany & Co. advertisement are not an all-encompassing depiction of the LGBT community.
But it’s sufficient when white cisgendered gay men dominate PR, and are quickly filling the ranks of the MSM and advertising.
“I understand that it’s America; white people are the majority,” said entrepreneurship and accounting senior Huy Truong.
“It’s going to take time, but it’ll get there. It’s 2015.”
Yeah, don’t worry, dear. White people will be dispossessed of their country soon enough.