Politics and Gays
One thing that I learned very early about being gay is just how political it is. Political in the sense of gender/sexuality, questioning norms, gay marriage, etc. I guess it stems from the 60s/70s when breaking down set norms seemed possible. It’s as if by being gay, you are taking a stand against something and you should proclaim it.
Not surprisingly, most gays are liberal. It comes with the territory of making society more open and accepting. In many ways, I’m that way too. But what I’ve come across is that isn’t always the case. There are Log Cabin Republicans who support gay rights but prefer a smaller government. Given how long it’s taken President Obama to get DODT repealed, I’m guessing there are a number of gays who dislike his centrism.
I believe that the world isn’t black or white: it’s a spectrum. And I guess that goes for the politics of being gay. While Lady Gaga might be supportive of gay rights, I suspect that she’s also using that to market herself to her core fan base. Given how the 2012 Presidential election is coming, it’s a good year to think about where you stand and who speaks for you.