Eric Trump and the Passive Aggressive Homophobia On Twitter
On any given day, Twitter can be a gutter of homophobia. It can be open and in your face homophobia, or subtle and passive aggressive. I think I prefer the former because at least I know where I stand. With the latter, you’re never really sure.
I’m not going to ramble on about this. But I do see a great deal of passive aggressive homophobia on Twitter. And many times it’s coming from so-called allies, with celebrities like foul-mouthed Devon Sawa and his Twitter followers…who don’t even know they are doing it.
The other day Eric Trump was trending on Twitter and all the straight people were laughing at him and joking about something he said with regard to his being LGBTQ. He made it sound as if he was LGBTQ, without realizing it. It was clueless and obtuse on his part, and I truly don’t care about Eric Trump, but I do care about how LGBTQ people are being treated. They were joking about ET being gay and coming out. And you don’t joke about those things, especially if you’re not gay.
Here’s a screen shot of the kind of thing I see on a regular basis on Twitter. Aside from the fact that it’s rude, insulting, and vulgar, it’s also implying that in order to be gay you have to prove that you can perform sexual acts of a certain nature, which is ridiculous. Not all gay men even do this.
It’s called passive aggressive homophobia from clueless straights and it’s time we all called it out for what it is. We’re better than this. These so-called allies of ours need to learn this, too.
Gay Teen Allegedly Ousted from Music Group
Here’s a story about a gay kid who was singing with his church, and loving every minute of it. Until they found out he was wearing Pride gear.
Gabriel and his mom were both taken by surprise because they say the church had promoted itself as an inclusive and welcoming place for all.
Here’s more. And this is also a story with a very happy ending. This time it’s not just a focus on the negative. It truly does show how the world is changing in positive ways for all LGBTQ people.