Why Devon Sawa Reminds me of Donald Trump and Why You Shouldn’t Call Us “The Gays”
Is this the worst thing in the world? Probably not. It’s just one more little thing that adds up over a period of time to a whole bucket full of homophobia.
There is an old-time child film star named Devon Sawa who posts those LGBTQ+ support memes every so often, and they garner him all kinds of praise from a small amount other straight people and even some gay people. On the surface, it all looks great. But then, out of nowhere, Sawa will post something that will remind me of Donald Trump. Trump always referred to us as “the gays.”
After Sawa posted this on Twitter all the other straight people started joking and referring to us as “the gays.” No one saw anything wrong with it.
Of course, I’ve seen it before. I’ve seen and heard it all my life. And the saddest thing is that most of the people who do refer to us as “the gays” don’t even know how wrong that is. So I found this article that talks about why it’s so wrong.
Using the word “the” in front of a group is a way of highlighting the group’s otherness from the speaker and his or her audience, according to Eastern Michigan University linguist Eric Acton.
Here’s more. So the next time you feel the urge to call us “the gays” think twice about it. I know that I wouldn’t want anyone to think I’m like Trump or Devon Sawa.
The Straight Pride Parade
Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf
Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field
A Different Kind of Southern Love Story
What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”
“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”
What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”
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