Now Michael Musto is getting cover stories with his usual crap.

It's really maddening.

Disclosure: I'm a total fucking faggot. I don't need to get into the specifics, as they are vast and confounding, but as such, and in being part of many different queer-related communities ranging from gay to lesbian to trans, I will never understand this push to get all of the gays out of the closet. It makes us, as a community, seem vapid and stupid, like we'll only support the celebrities who press release their orientation and wear rainbow shorts every day of the week, not just on weekends.

It's not shameful to NOT slather your personal life all over the papers. A lot of straight celebrities don't blab about their private time, and no one gets their dander up about that. But if you're gay, the attitude is we need to know about it. We need names and numbers, dates and catalogs of reference. If you're gay, and fail to mention it in an interview, you're clearly ashamed of it.

And the worst part is, the more radical Michael Musto gets (and he's ramped it up in recent weeks) the more people seem to think he's speaking for us, like this is what we want

Michael Musto needs to stop picking on people. He's encouraging a new breed to gay journos who write their blogs from backwater towns and demand the heads of our 'closeted' celebrities so they can feel smug and proud if a single celebrity 'comes out.' They can point to their previous columns and articles and say I did that! Now I should be famous!

Stop it. Stop putting it on your covers. We're better than that.

posted by Janis @ 16:38,


At 12:51 p.m., Anonymous tae said...

Exactly so!
This may be my favorite AC blog out there. Keep it up!


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