I’ve decided that, after two years, I will not be continuing with this blog. I think Tumblr has been a great medium, but it’s really been getting too nutty here for my liking and I think it’s time to broaden my horizon. It’s been an awesome journey for me and it has really helped me to consolidate my thoughts on a wide range of issues that surround the modern gay/queer male. I’ve learnt a lot and made a lot of awesome friends on here, not to mention having some great fun reading some of the dregs of the LGBT to filth!!!
I have some new projects I’m focusing on now that will have (hopefully) a positive and practical impact on the lives of gay men struggling with how to position themselves in this heteronormative, hyper masculinised world.
My email address will remain active, so anyone who wants to keep in touch just click on the Contact Page here. I’ll keep this blog up as a reference for anyone who wants it.
Good luck to everyone here and I hope your journeys are authentic, enlightening, queer as fuck, and joyful.
"While many Australians prefer their ‘multiculturals’ to be humble, grateful to be allowed into the country, satisfied with a small cultural space next to the dominant mainstream, the Chinese often regard Australia as an immature, irrelevant and derivative offshoot of the Western world, infinitely inferior, in cultural terms, to their own ancient civilization"
I don’t think he gets that I’m making fun of him
PLEASE NEVER STOP DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING. ALWAYS DO THIS
So seems the twats over at “revolutionary” gay are a little sensitive when called out for publishing pop-gay rubbish. Seems like they can’t handle the well-deserved criticism. Obviously, ACTUAL queer politics that focuses on ACTUAL ideas that would indeed be ACTUALLY revolutionary are a little too much for these wankers to handle. They’re so busy driving down people’s throats a normative idea of gay life (marriage, monogamy, and hetero-imitation) they don’t realise the only product they’re pushing is a tired old rainbow flag that’s now so faded it’s practically beige. Apparently having an issue with this makes me a hater. Well, if that’s what you wanna call me, go right ahead. Again, like I said before, just because you can get thousands of mindless gay consumers to click a “like” button doesn’t mean you’re peddling anything of worth. And the fact that you sent me the following message only proves that even with millions of “likes” you’ll never be secure in the rubbish you think makes up a “revolutionary” mag. And also, if you can’t handle one dissenting voice, you’re really not much of a “revolutionary” one! Also, you’re attempt to read me to filth failed. If you need lessons in that, by all means get in touch. #sorryboutit
FROM THE ASSIMILATIONIST FOLKS (although I’m sure there’s only one) AT ‘REVOLUNTIONARY’ GAY MAGAZINE: “You’re one pointless individual. Your hatred for our magazine only shows how shallow and cosmically jealous you are. If you grow up you might see a smile when you look in the mirror. Hating others doesn’t really help you in the long run. But good luck on that. xo”
Can we all just reflect on the extreme irony of being told about the evils of “hating on others” by someone who calls people “pointless”? LOL. Again.
PS: tell us again how the number one thing gay men are doing wrong in relationships is being polyamorous!! Tell us again how, in your view, a large number of gay men in the community are DOING IT WRONG. STFU, STFD, and GTFO
Honestly, can you imagine what kind of communities we would be living in today had we spent all that Equal Marriage campaign money on raising awareness of LGBTQ issues amongst schools and offices around this country? Homophobia would be significantly less common than it still is today, and by addressing the causes of homophobia (gender conformity being right at the top of the fucking list) it would only be a matter of time before gay marriage would have been legalised. We would have killed two birds with one stone. Instead, we are getting the gay marriage, which mainly just serves the needs of the privileged few in the community, but we are left with this insidiousness of homophobia, and the general population still pretty much completely unaware of how homophobia works, what its causes are, and how to end it. Good one, gay marriage activists. Thanks for nothing! Now that you screaming, tantrum throwing brats have what you wanted, can ya fuck off and let those of us who are serious about changing this shitty world get on with the job?
"It’s a bloody giant leap forward for Australia."
~ A quote from the first gay men to be married in Australia last night. Only thing is, it’s not a giant leap forward for Australia. It’s just a minor step forward for a tiny percentage of (mainly white and middle class) gay men in relationships. This does almost nothing to address homophobia. Let’s focus our politics on something more effective for the entire community. Gay marriage shouldn’t be the “flagship” cause for queer liberation.
… your opinion is an educated one. If you have read (for longer than 3 minutes) the views and arguments of the many queers who oppose gay marriage, and you can honestly say to yourself you have valid and logical reasons for wanting to legalise gay marriage, then I will respect that - absolutely 100%. Unfortunately, all I’m getting from the gay marriage crowd is ignorance, and a disturbing amount of behaviour that seems akin to the very ignorant homophobic bigots they claim to despise. We all know the christians who oppose gay marriage have closed minds. Why on earth are so many non-heterosexuals following suit.
RETHINK YOUR POLITICS. CHALLENGE YOURSELVES. WAKE THE HELL UP. Then, after that, make up your own minds for a change.
csup asked: Hey, I'm not the one that ultimately shares the same end goal as the Australian Christian Lobby. You don't want to get married? Fantastic. I don't particularly like Subway but I don't loudly proclaim the joys of home grown tofu every time someone mentions something vaguely resembling a sub sandwich Fast food outlet. As soon as you start working against queer marriage rights you are instantly the same as those who lynch and oppress others who aren't like you. Have fun joining with the ACL
You get funnier and funnier. Particularly how you’ve created a Tumblr just to troll me. And didn’t I say you needed to bring your A-game? Well, where is it?
I just need to point out the fundamental flaw in your entire argument. You say that just because you don’t like subway you don’t loudly proclaim about your love of tofu every time you see a 12-inch sub. Well, actually, that’s exactly what you are doing right now: you don’t like my point of view (a point of view it is obvious you don’t actually understand, and are too arrogant / pig-headed / stupid to spend the time investigating) and as a result you are loudly proclaiming it. See, you actually do loudly proclaim your opposition to things - and you are doing it right now. So please, STFD and STFU.
Also, ask yourself, why is a single dissenting voice like mine causing you so much angst? People like yourself, who love nothing more than to complain about inequality in your one-slogan-fits-all-bassic-assed-politics, seem hell-bent on shouting down viewpoints that challenge you. You’re frightened of what you don’t understand, and like a cornered animal, you’re lashing out at it. Pathetic. Get educated about my point of view, because if you don’t you will never be able to find effective arguments against it.
As for me working against queers and joining our oppressors - why don’t you spend a few hours looking around here on my blog and discover for yourself just how embarrassingly simplistic and fundamentally incorrect that assessment of me is. You really need to add a little depth to your politics, because right now it seems your political understanding - of queerness, or yourself, and of what you want from gay marriage - is barely more developed and nuanced than a tweet.
“As soon as you start working against queer marriage rights you are instantly the same as those who lynch and oppress others who aren’t like you.” Um, well, no that’s not even remotely true. All that proves is how you have a very George W. Bush “you’re either with us or against us” mentality. George. Mutherfuckin. W. Bush. SCARY!
There’s nothing worse than a basic-assed idiot spurting basic-assed politics without any real understanding of what they are talking about. If you took the time to educate yourself on alternative points of view from within your own community, instead of jerking your knee so hard you’re kicking yourself in the head, you might actually learn something about what queer actually is. Assimilate that while you’re trying to think of yet another illogical example that completely and utterly bypasses the points even you are trying to make!
THERE ARE OTHER ALTERNATIVES THAT WOULD SUIT OUR COMMUNITIES BETTER, AND WOULD ACTUALLY ACHIEVE NOT ONLY EQUALITY, BUT LIBERATION. YOUR GAY MARRIAGE WILL ACHIEVE VERY LITTLE, FOR A VERY SMALL (AND PRIVILEGED) PORTION OF OUR COMMUNITY.
GET EDUCATED, TROLL.