Gay Culture and the Pete Buttigieg Tweet
Here’s a story about a tweet someone posted that screams proverbial volumes about age, gay culture, and how many gay men see themselves. If you’re over 30 years old, you are old. It’s a very interesting concept.
This was the tweet:
“Pete Buttigieg is the only 37-year-old gay man to ever be referred to as ‘young’.”
You can read the rest, here. The comments as usual are worth reading, too. However, I don’t think this broad generalization includes all gay men anymore. I don’t think all gay men think this way about age. There’s a certain amount of immaturity in that tweet that also screams volumes about inexperience. And, keep in mind the tweet wasn’t meant to be taken seriously.
Model Lies About Being Transgender
Speaking of age and inexperience, this is one of those stories that takes me back to the early days of the Internet when bloggers and straight authors used to lie about being gay. They did this to get attention and some even did it for monetary gain. In this particular case, though, it sounds as though this model lied about being transgender to cover up transphobic comments they made.
“I panicked and I thought if I came out as trans that I could somehow make things better for myself but it appears I’ve only made things worse,” she wrote a follow-up post. “I’m truly sorry. I’m only 20 and I’m human. I make mistakes but I refuse to let them define me.”
Here’s the rest. I’ve seen this sort of thing many times before in the m/m romance book genre. It never ends well.