It’s Time To Get CreGAYtive Again!
This goes out to all of my fellow gays in the world. With the current economic situation sucking the life out of everyone faster than a hustler in an alley behind a gay bar, it’s time for us gays to once again shine our brightest and get the world out of this mess. Who were the ones who moved into slums and made the property values go up faster than Chris Brown’s hand to Rhihanna’s face? The gays, that’s who and it’s time we did it again. It’s time to get creGAYtive again! – Don’t Get Me Started!
Thanks to the religious right who has run this country (run it into the ground) for years, blaming us gays for everything from 9/11 to Britney Spears (okay, well we had a lot to do with the latter disaster) we’ve allowed ourselves to sit back and be victims. Oh, we want gay marriage and we want gay adoption and we want, we want, we want but the straightees won’t let us have it so we bitch and moan (I’m no exception here) but we do little to grab the situation by the balls (something we know a lot about incidentally) and make shit start to happen.
Perhaps it’s just time to be less polite and do what is right? You know how they always say it’s better to ask forgiveness than ask permission? Well I’ll leave all of that to the people who visit confessionals but what I’m thinking is that maybe just maybe we need to just get creative and use our fabulous creativity to get what we want and deserve. Here’s an example, we gays are perceptive and can usually figure out a situation rather quickly. When my best friend (yes, a woman), when her husband was dying in the hospital and I flew into town to be with her, as I was racing to the ICU I saw in an instant that there was a keypad that needed a code to let you into the ICU. There was a nurse “guarding” the entrance. I walked up to her and told her that I was the brother of the man dying and needed the code. Within seconds I was in the ICU (and knew the code for future use). Some will say I shouldn’t have gotten in. Some may say that if I had said I was his lover I wouldn’t have gotten in but the point is that I got in. So, in the hospital situation if you can’t find a gay nurse (should not be difficult) then use that gay sensibility and finesse to get where you need to go.
In January, eleven members of our (yes, it’s America and like it or not it includes us gays) eleven members of OUR armed forces were drummed out due to the fact that they are gay. I know that the White House has a lot on its mind but come on do they really need a committee to see if they need a commission to do a study to determine the impact on repealing the whole “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy? Well, apparently they do so in the meantime, let the straightees go to war (after all in most cases the wars were all started by straightees who decided to use someone else’s ass to cash the check the leader wrote with their mouth declaring war). Although I have to say that it would seem to me it would take mere minutes to repeal this stupid law and allow our forces the benefit of the many intelligent and admirable gay soldiers who have and are serving currently. But such is not the case according to our lawmakers who tell us to once again put on our boas and sit on the sidelines waiting for a chance to be put into the game. We can’t win this one right now but with Obama in the White House we have a better chance and thanks to our many gay rights organizations, they’re on it boys and girls.
So while we wait for all of our rights to come through, we’re going to have to be a little creGaytive in the meantime. And while we’re on the subject I think it’s also time for some of us gays to get back to doing what we do best. Instead of every gay blog covering every minute of every piece of gay legislation, I think we need some frivolous fabulousness as well. I think we’ve all gotten so serious about the world’s situation that we’ve lost our senses of humor. Losing one’s sense of humor is never a good thing. We need to not only channel our Martin Luther King, Jr. sensibilities but also our Paul Lynde sensibilities. I’m not one of those gays afraid to admit that I love me some show tunes and an episode of Toddlers and Tiaras on TLC and guess what? I’m just as relevant and needed as the Human Rights Campaign. I think somewhere we’ve lost a little of our gayness thanks to trying to show everyone we seem so “normal” that we deserved rights like every other American. I’m not saying I’ll be on a Gay Pride float in heels and wig anytime soon but I do think I (like many other gays) I need to get a little lighter in my loafers again for our sakes. All activism and no flounce makes Scott (and other gays) a dull boy. It’s time to get creGAYtive again! – Don’t Get Me Started!
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