Just Plain Gay, and Sick of It
January 5th, 2006
Some bloggers are already tired of hearing about new City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. At least, they’re sick of hearing about her sexuality. Or at least, her “open” sexuality.
Take this item from Choochville, who begs media outlets to stop using the term “openly gay” to describe Quinn. “Just the fact that she identifies as ‘gay’ means she’s open about it,” points out Chooch.
Oops! Guilty as charged.
All the fuss is too much for Your Lying Eyes, who seems to have had his or her fill of gay New York. In such a great, diverse city, it shouldn’t be so surprising that a gay or lesbian person has gained such high political standing, the blogger reasons. “If Salt Lake City elects a lesbian, then let’s by all means recognize it as big news,” he or she writes. Eyes fears that with each minutia of city business, New Yorkers will be reminded that Quinn has become, as The New York Times quoted one gay rights advocate as saying, “the most powerful openly lesbian or gay official in the country.”
Oops! There’s that word againBy Hilary Russ on January 5, 2006, 4:45 pm
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