WTF Is the “Gay Agenda?”
While I was reading comments during that whole painfully confusing Hallmark channel controversy over the weekend I kept seeing anti-gay homophobic straight conservatives talking about this thing called the “Gay Agenda.” Of course I’d seen it before. I even had a reader once leave a review for a gay romance accusing me of trying to promote the “Gay Agenda.” Imagine that. I’m writing a gay romance, openly and honestly, and she thought I was promoting the “Gay Agenda.” I thought I was just telling a story. I guess I just never bothered to actually find out what the “Gay Agenda” meant.
So I did a simple search and of course wiki had something. Although, they call it the “Homosexual Agenda.”
In the United States, the phrase “the gay agenda” was popularized by a video series produced by the evangelical religious group, Springs of Life Ministries in California, and distributed by many Christian Right organizations, the first video of which was called The Gay Agenda and was released in 1992.
Here’s a link for the rest. Obviously, it gets more complicated, but I had no idea this thing called the “Gay Agenda” went back to 1992. All I ever wanted…and all of the gay people I’ve ever known wanted…was to live a nice quiet life, have the same freedoms as straight people, and mind my own business. And that really is as far as it goes for most gay people.
16 Gay Movies For the Holiday Season
Here’s one of those lists with holiday movies geared toward an LGBTQ audience that promises a relief from all the stress and frustration of the holiday season.
It’s actually a pretty good list, and one movie in particular is one of my favorites, The Family Stone. I haven’t seen it in a while, but it’s one of those movies you can watch more than once. And the gay characters are done well in this one. I don’t think there’s a “Gay Agenda” either. But I’m sure there are a few straight conservative Christians who would disagree with me.
There’s a minor story line in the movie with a gay couple, Patrick and Thad, who are trying to adopt a child so they can start their own family. Thad is also deaf. The movie doesn’t make them the main focus by any means, and Patrick and Thad are simply dealing with their family just like the straight siblings.
Here’s a link to check out the rest of the movies.