Elton John’s Anger For David Bowie
Here’s a quote from Elton John that’s about his not so friendly relationship with David Bowie.
David and I were not the best of friends towards the end. We started out being really good friends. We used to hang out together with Marc Bolan, going to gay clubs, but I think we just drifted apart. He once called me ‘rock ’n’ roll’s token queen’ in an interview with Rolling Stone, which I thought was a bit snooty. I wasn’t his cup of tea. But the dignified way he handled his death, I mean, thank God. I knew he’d had a heart attack on stage in Berlin years ago, but not about the cancer. Everyone else take note of this: Bowie couldn’t have staged a better death. It was classy.”
I think it’s an honest comment, in good taste. You can’t like everyone. There are gay male authors who don’t like me, and when I see them sometimes on social media my gag reflex kicks in. It’s life. It’s normal. Again, you can’t like everyone and you can’t expect to be liked by everyone.
Gay Men and Fat Shaming
I hate shaming of any kind. I don’t care if it’s fat shaming or any other kind of looks shaming. I never did like it and I was raised to believe it was wrong even before the PC crowd found it to be a profitable topic on which they can make money…or get attention.
With that said, here’s an article about fat shaming within the gay community.
“Big gay men have an added exclusion,” contends Jason Whitesel, author of Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma. “There is the exclusion that all gay people experience; then there is within-group prejudice big gay men experience because of their size.”
You can read the rest here. Once again, my problem with articles like this is they seem to be including the entire gay male community and that’s really out of line. I never fat shamed anyone and I know a lot of other gay men who never did that either. So he lost me there. The subject is relevant, but the execution really sucks and we really need to be aware of the fact that the gay community is very diverse.
How To Sodomize Overweight Gay Men
This article is actually linked to the article I just posted about above, so I decided to add my own link and a few comments. Evidently, there are some people at some university who believe we need to know how to sodomize overweight gay men. At least that’s the impression they are giving.
And they can’t understand why “conservatives” don’t find this a topic of interest.
The event is scheduled for January 20 and is being hosted by the UCSB Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity. It will feature Dr. Jason Whitesel, whose book Fat, Gay Men: Mirth, Girth, and the Politics of Stigma explores the impact of fat-shaming the gay community.
When UCSB student and blossoming antigay activist Carlos Flores got wind of the event, he immediately alerted conservative blogs in an email subjected: “Another day, another degenerate email from the UCSB LGBT Center.”
It’s definitely not something I would ever attend based on the way it’s being promoted. Not to mention the fact that if you need that much information on how to sodomize anyone, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. Learn how to knit instead.
The comments are honest and I agree with most of them. And I should add that one person points out that this event is more about fat shaming in general than sodomizing, however, why would they need such a sensational, ridiculous title for the event if that’s the case? If it is about fat shaming, which is a serious topic, why make it about sodomy?