I was forced to add an update to this blog post that I wrote almost nine years ago, because a female from Canada (that I do not know at all), decided to accuse me of being racist. She calls her self Lydia on the post and here is the link.
Lydia’s post has gone somewhat viral over social media, and the amount of hate mail I have received has gotten out of control. People like Lydia, that spread false accusations all over the internet, only contribute to the ignorance and bullying that forces some people to perform revolting acts. Lydia is completely naive and should really put this to an end.
First of all, it is impossible for me to be racist. I am 50% southeast asian, 25% Scottish, and 25% African American. I was raised in a tough neighborhood in the Southside of Chicago. It really cannot get more multicultural and racially diverse than that. I am not physically attracted to Asian women, and there is nothing wrong with that. I’m sure that many of you have a “type” that turns you on more than others. I actually prefer dating Hispanic women, because to me…they have more attractive features. #Jenniferlopez . Some people like big booties, some people like small booties. Being attracted to certain types of women does not make someone racist.
I am also not biphobic. I’ve dated more bisexuals than lesbians, but all of my long term relationships have been with lesbians. Bisexuals tend to “flip-flop” a little too much for me, and there is nothing wrong with that either.
It makes me really sad that Lydia has gone on to destroy my reputation. I spend countless hours volunteering to help homeless LGBTQ youth in New York City. Almost half of the homeless in NYC are young LGBTQ and most of them are transgender. I am very involved with the gay community and help organize fundraisers to keep the few LGBTQ shelters we have open. Many of the homeless youth that I support have been abused and sexually exploited. But Lydia…had the audacity to slander me online as a racist. I would like to know what she does to help the gay community. Apparently, she is only adding to the hostility, and so are all of you that support her.
Why can’t straight men believe that a woman can live a perfectly happy life without needing sex with a penis? It’s impossible for them to understand that a penis is not the only thing in the world that can please a woman. In fact, many of my straight female friends are RARELY pleased. A guy should give up when you tell him that you’re a lesbian, but instead they see it as an invitation to watch you and your girlfriend. What is it that makes all these men think that a lesbian needs a man every once in a while???
After watching “The Kids Are Alright” I started to realize why men get so jolly when they hear the word “lesbian.” If filmmakers stopped creating these unrealistic and pointless lesbian movies, perhaps straight men would learn what the definition of lesbian really is.
All lesbian movies just plain suck! They are obviously making these movies to satisfy straight men fantasies. In almost every single “mainstream” and notable lesbian movie, one of the girl’s ends up with a guy. It even happened in Queer as Folk and the L Word. These stories make lesbians look like we don’t know what we want, and makes women in general look completely dependent on men.
Movies play a big role in developing the culture and stereotypes perceived upon the lesbian community. It’s really irritating that the majority of lesbian movies portray us as always wanting to take a break from our girlfriends to be with a man. The only lesbian movie that hasn’t pissed me the hell off is “I Can’t Think Straight.” Now that is a story that represents our community well.
Will we ever get our “Brokeback Mountain?” From the way things are going…probably not.
The gay community has so many flags that represent all the different sub-communities. Our gay male friends are definitely the most established. They have a flag for the young gays, leather guys, hairy guys, and girly guys. Even the bisexuals have their own flag!!!!
So I’ve always wondered…WHERE ARE THE LESBIAN FLAGS???? Are we lacking pride or is our community just too lazy to come up with something?
I have taken it upon myself to design the very first lipstick lesbian pride flag. Now we have our own flag to wave at the gay parade!
My girlfriend and I were sitting at the bar inside the infamous Cubbyhole one beautiful summer afternoon. As I’m ordering another round of drinks from the bartender, a girl that resembled a young K.D. Lang in a NYU t-shirt started hitting on my girlfriend. I turned to hand over my girlfriend a drink, and gave her new admirer a big smile and said, “Hi, I’m her girlfriend.”
(I never got the girl’s name so I’m going to call her Casey.)
“What????” Casey exclaimed with a totally confused look on her face.
“Umm…yea we’re together,” my girlfriend said.
Casey declared,”That’s sooooo WEIRD!!! I’ve never seen two femmes together!!! You guys are lying!!!!”
My girlfriend and I looked at each other totally astonished. Out of all places, we’re getting shit at a gay bar!!!!
“What’s so weird about that?” I asked obviously annoyed.
“It just doesn’t make any sense!” Casey said as she walked away shaking her head.
Wow…so even a lesbian thinks it’s weird for two feminine girls to be together? Something is wrong with our community, and I will definitely elaborate on that later.
I have a career, my own place in NYC, and a girlfriend of six years, but I still have not come out to my parents. I’ve never had a boyfriend and started dating girls when I was fifteen, so shouldn’t they just figure it out already? Well apparently not because once a week my mom will tell me,”I just hope you find a rich man. My friend’s daughter moved to New York too and found a rich man.”
Not coming out to my parents when I still lived with them was an obvious advantage of course. I would have girls sleep over all the time and they never had a clue as to what went on behind that door :o) However, now that I’m getting older, the whole situation is just really irritating. I know that I will have to tell them eventually, but at this point I choose to avoid the drama.
A huge part of the problem is that my family has never been close.
My aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins have never been in my life and my parents are just difficult people. I can sum up the personality of my father in one sentence: He still thinks George W. Bush was a great President. My mother on the other hand is just crazy. If you say something that she doesn’t like, you’d better watch out for the piece of furniture flying towards your head. I know for a fact that my parents would disown me in a heartbeat.
I have easily come out in all other areas of my life. I told my sister when I was 16 after she asked me, “Are you funny?” My cover was blown with my sister when my girlfriend at the time spontaneously shaved her head and ended up looking like a big butch. I lost pretty much all of my friends when I came out in high school, but I never let it bother me. I was too busy trying to pick up chicks anyways. Thanks to Facebook, I now know that all those homophobic jerks in high school are now gay. I’m lucky enough to work in a very gay dominated industry so coming out at work is a piece of cake. All of my straight girl colleagues think it’s kind of cool.
I just think that coming out to your parents isn’t meant for everyone. My girlfriend is completely out to her family, but still makes up fake boyfriends at work. There will always be a situation where coming out just isn’t a good idea, especially when you know that it’s going to be painful and unnecessarily dramatic. Who needs that shit anyways….as long as you’re true to yourself right!
So what if I still have one pinky toe in the closet!