Ellen Andersen

Gay cliches

Filed By Ellen Andersen | October 20, 2006 4:40 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement

I've decided to start collecting gay cliches. One of my personal favorites is the dead, evil lesbian cliche. You know the one: if a lesbian is portrayed on TV or in the movies, odds are that she'll either be dead or evil by the end. In recent years, it's been possible to find depictions of lesbian characters that don't follow the cliche (thank you Ellen DeGeneres), but it still rears its ugly head fairly frequently (Law & Order, anyone?)

My gay cliche for the day: gays are pedophiles. Of course, this one is almost too easy, given the Mark Foley follies, but the fact that a gay REPUBLICAN Congressman preyed on adolescents hasn't stopped some Republicans and conservative commentators from using the cliche in an attempt to discredit Democrats. Two weeks ago on Scarborough Country, Pat Buchanan (too easy) I know, tried to link Representative Nancy Pelosi to NAMBLA (the North American Man Boy Love Association which, by the way, is basically defunct). And earlier this week, the republican candidate for Ohio Governor alleged that his opponent Ted Strickland (who has a wide lead in the polls) was supported by NAMBLA. Four times. In the same debate. Quick: someone alert these folks to the wealth of studies finding no link between sexual orientation and child molestation. Oh wait. I forgot. These folks have no interest in science unless it agrees with their biases. Nevermind.

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Hmmm... So the cliques of which you speak really have no interest in science unless it agrees with their clich?s!

The whole NAMBLA thing bothers me. It gets thrown around with abandon these days. Don't like the liberal? "They support NAMBLA!" and the whole community shudders.

Do you think the NAMBLA folks aren't around anymore because they finally realized the damage they were doing to the LGBT movement after being used as a political bludgeon for the past 15 years? Or did they all get picked up for, well, pedophilia or similar charges?

And, I do believe that Ellen has established a first on bilerico.com - a Christian drive-by Repenting! I visited their site - and it's some twisted stuff! Pam Spaulding from Pam's House Blend has killed her dog! (Too bad, I read the post on her site about it. The dog was ill and had to be put down. She was very upset.) Clinton is the anti-Christ. AIDS is God's punishment for gays. You get the idea. Perhaps someone should point out to our "GOP" friend that Jesus was all about compassion and love. Not condemnation and name-calling.

Compassion sometimes means telling the truth.

What in the world would make you want to put another man's penis in your mouth? You are all sinners! Repent!