Monday, November 17, 2008

Gay Male as "Gay and Lesbian"

Dorothy Snarker recently posted an open letter to Out magazine regarding its male-heavy "People of the Year" cover (which, let's face it, is also very white). On a cover with 3 white gay guys, the sole woman included was Katy Perry- a straight woman who is popular because she sings a song about lesbian experimentation.

Like, was this woman really the most prominent or noteworthy "lesbian" this past year?

Frankly, and I say this as a former Out reader, it's insulting that this so-called "gay and lesbian perspective on style, entertainment, fashion, the arts, politics, culture, and the world at large" deigns to give anything remotely close to the lesbian perspective on life.

It's exactly this false sense of inclusiveness that angers non-white and non-male queers.

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