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The Gay Agenda (.com that it is)

Updated on September 26, 2008

I know that a lot of people talk about Hollywood's "gay mafia" and that many people still think that if you're gay you know everyone else gay in the world. And while I'll admit there is a sort of "brotherhood of gay men" I'm sorry to say that it's not as organized as the right wing and religious zealots would have you believe. So if you've heard of the gay mafia then you must have heard of the "gay agenda" right? Well what about the Gay Agenda (.com that is)? - Don't Get Me Started!

According to Wikipedia, the definition of the "Homosexual or Gay Agenda" is "a term used by social conservatives primarily in the United States, referring to advocacy of cultural acceptance and normalization of non-heterosexual orientations and relationships." Well gee, when Wikipedia writes it that way it doesn't sound nearly as bad as when I've heard it spewed from the religious right as they spit and scream from outside courtrooms with their white trash appearance and demeanor screaming, "Die, fags die!" All the while holding signs up with the word, "agenda" usually spelled wrong. The truth is (and I know I shouldn't be sending this out there where the "enemy" can read it) is that in fact, I wish us gays were as organized as they think we are. You see I think for most of us gays we're just going about our lives trying to make a living, deal with everyday life and on occasion we do all get together to throw a parade, a walk for a worthy cause like AIDS or just to watch the Oscars and criticize the fashion. (Hello, where do you think E! and all those networks got the idea) So whatever the agenda is that the world at large thinks were creating in our back alley club houses (believe me, for some gays they have more important things to do in back alleys and club houses) I'm sorry to say, it's just not happening.

All that said there is hope for us gays. When you type in a Google search for "gay" you usually get a million sites with pictures of naked straight men that gay men like to fantasize are really gay men or at least are willing to be "gay" or commit "gay acts" for them (even if it means a negotiation and a blank check left on the bureau!) however I was delighted when a site that I've all ready mentioned on my site, decided to branch out if you will with their new site, while there is the occasional "story" on this site about "Real World Tips for Washboard Abs" for the most part the site shares informative gay themed news stories from around the globe. And what is perhaps the best part of the way they deliver this news? Short, to the point (OMG, sounds like me) a few paragraphs and you're done. So whether you're reading about "Palin Pushing Those On The Fence To The Left" (God Bless Us, Everyone!) or an "Anti-Gay Bumper Sticker" costing it's owner some big bucks in Australia, the stories are presented in a quick and easy to read fashion that makes me feel informed without having to lose my status as the self professed short-attention span theatre critic of the world's dramas! The one thing about this site is that its new so much like anything that's new, you have to allow it to find it's "gay legs" (very much like sea legs) so while there are some sections empty now, no doubt they'll all be filled soon. I encourage you to visit the site and enjoy getting a little more educated about what's going on out there in the world for all us gays who don't know one another.

As I often lament about being a forty-something gay, everyone thinks that all we gays do is have sex and try to find ways to annoy Jesus. Well, I wish I had the time, energy and body for all of that but the truth of the matter is that much like I told my parents when I first came out, "I won't do anything to intentionally embarrass you or make you ashamed of me but I'm gay and because I love you and you love me, I wouldn't want to lie to you or you to not know this about me." And I wouldn't want you to not know about The Gay Agenda (.com that is) - Don't Get Me Started!

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      somelikeitscott 9 years ago from Las Vegas

      Sean, You're a quick study...always were...yes, Tiny Tim...wait for it...everyone!

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      sean 9 years ago

      Don't you mean, " God bless us, [wait for it ] everyone ! "

      Thanks for the tip fellow homo. I'll check it out.

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      somelikeitscott 9 years ago from Las Vegas

      Sally, my thought exactly but so far I'm not on the site nor have I been invited. But who knows what the future will bring. Thanks for reading and the comment! Scott

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      Sherri 9 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Thanks for the info on It's a smart format (I, too, have a limited attention span) and looks like it should become a popular platform for gay news in depth. I saw that they're looking for writers and reporters to build up their own original content...I'd think they'd welcome your voice, or maybe you are there already?

      Thumbs up!

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      somelikeitscott 9 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks so have some pretty fine writing there yourself fella!


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      Christoph Reilly 9 years ago from St. Louis

      Hi Scott. Another finely written article. I think your new blog could be beneficial to lots of people and I hope the word gets around. It could be a big hit taking you to fame and glory. I won't be going myself as I'm a homophobe (not really: 30 years in professional theatre taught me that we're all the same, plus with all the gay men in the theatre the odds with the cute girls were terriffic!).

      Seriously, good luck in your new endeavor. You have a great writing style!