April 21, 2010
Bye, Bi love
I'm not sure exactly what to do with this one, but I've had it staring me in the face, and I hate the feeling that if I don't write about it I might be censoring myself. Or worse, censoring the censoring of the latest love that dare not speak its name -- in the name of the Original Love That Dared Not speak Its Name:
Three bisexual men are suing a national gay-athletic organization, saying they were discriminated against during the Gay Softball World Series held in the Seattle area two years ago.Not gay enough? This is as bad as "not black enough." I realize these people can do whatever they want (and there's no right to play bi baseball), but I think a good argument can be made that these self-appointed judges of human sexuality are not free enough.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle accuses the alliance of violating Washington state laws barring discrimination. The alliance organizes the annual Gay Softball World Series.There really have to be rules about these things, don't there?
Sexual freedom never quite got off the ground.
It was drowned in the bathtub by activists.
MORE: They keep tossing 'em. In Philadelphia, a candidate who said he was bisexual has been "outed" as actually straight:
Veteran Rep. Babette Josephs (D., Phila.) last Thursday accused her primary opponent, Gregg Kravitz, of pretending to be bisexual in order to pander to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender voters, a powerful bloc in the district.Now wait just a second. Unless she has been monitoring the man's genitals for every moment in his life, how on earth could his opponent possibly know whether he is completely straight as she claims?
What's fascinating about this is that had the man kept silent about his sexuality, he might have found himself outed as gay. Anyway, he is being forced to indignantly defend the sanctity of his, er, non-closet:
Kravitz, 29, said that he is sexually attracted to both men and women and called Josephs' comments offensive.I think it's a new low point in terms of sexual freedom.
In or out, gay or straight or bi, if you run for office your sex life is now the proper subject for a sexual inquisition. Those who simply remain silent are subject to charges of being "in the closet" (a terrible moral crime involving cowardice and hypocrisy), while those who think they're "out" are subject to being investigated for a lack of sexual purity.
By the new Puritans on the left, of course.
posted by Eric on 04.21.10 at 07:54 PM
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