Wednesday, July 14, 2010

You're A Homo: Closeted Politicians Beware

I came across the following video, which is a take off on Lady GaGa's  "Alejandro" by Drag queen Sherrie Vine Nails on Back2Stonewall.  As you all know, I am a het woman but as a disabled WOC, I certainly understand what it is to have sell-outs in your community, making it harder for you to get through your day-- Michael Steele anyone? It seems to me that these people put personal gain over and above community. They act as though the attacks that people in their minority group face, are not aimed directly at them as well.

Please keep in mind, that I am very aware that there is a difference between someone like Michael Steele and Ted Haggard.  Ted waged war on the GLBT community while hiding who he truly is from the world.  When I watched his infamous interview on "Oprah", it spoke to me of self hate and pain -- but it is not my place to say what to do with a man like him, or the various others who have taken actions akin to his.   Just as the Black community has a specific way of dealing with our sell outs, so to does the  GLBT community -- and it is to that end that I have decided to post this video.  In my attempt to be a good ally, I believe in letting communities not only speak for themselves, but in standing aside to allow them to  handle their internal business as they see fit.  This is one of those conversations where people on the outside should be quiet.  The damage is not ours, and the pain is not ours; however, if called to offer support we should be willing give any aid that we can. 

As a straight woman, I am not nearly qualified to talk about the closet.  In fact, it sure as hell is not my place to render even the slightest opinion on the issue, and therefore; in the tradition of letting marginalized groups speak for themselves, I present the  "You're A Homo" video, which I believe represents a great deal of queer thought on the issue of how harmful closeting can be.




 Lyrics

YOU'RE A HOMO
I KNOW THAT YOU ARE SCARED AND I KNOW THAT YOU LIKE TO HIDE IN YOUR SECRET WORLD BUT I JUST CAN'T LET YOU GET AWAY WITH IT ANYMORE.  YOU'RE A HOMO
YOU LIKE YOUR SEX, IN PUBLIC TOILETS
SO NO ONE CAN SEE YOU, THEY CAN'T SEE YOU
OR AT THE PARK, IN THE BUSHES
BUT WHERE'S THAT WEDDING RING I SAW ON YOU
AND WHEN YOU VOTE AGAINST ME
FROM THE CAPITOL IN DC
CAN'T YOU SEE THAT YOU CREATE, A WORLD OF HATE
SHOULD FEEL ASHAMED, YOU'RE A HOMO
NO ONE TO BLAME, YOU'RE A HOMO
DON'T WANT NO MUFF, YOU LIKE THAT DICK
YOU ARE A LYING HYPOCRITE
SHOULD FEEL ASHAMED, YOU'RE A HOMO
YOU'RE A HOMO.  HONEY, YOU'RE A HOMO
PLEASE.  JUST STOP LYING. YOU'RE A HOMO.  JUST COME OUT!
YOU SAY I'M SICK, I'M JUST A SINNER
BUT I AM NOT THE ONE MOLESTING BOYS
AND ALL THOSE PEOPLE THAT YOU TORTURE
THEIR GHOSTS WILL FILL YOUR HEAD WITH DEAFENING NOISE
AND WHEN YOU USE RELIGION
AS A FRONT FOR OPPRESSION
CAN'T YOU SEE THAT YOU CREATE A WORLD OF HATE
CHORUS
THERE IS NO SHAME, YOU'RE A HOMO
NO ONE TO BLAME, YOU'RE A HOMO
LIFE'S JUST A GAME, YOU'RE A HOMO
I AM THE SAME, I'M A HOMO
THERE IS NO SHAME, I'M A HOMO
NO ONE TO BLAME, I'M A HOMO
SO SAY IT NOW, AND SAY IT LOUD
IT'S TIME TO LIVE OUT AND PROUD
I AM THE SAME, I'M A HOMO