Do I have to add commentary? I feel increasingly ashamed to be a part of the GLBT community with our tactics, and disregard for female people, and especially lesbians. From the pseudo science (The gay gene, lady brains) we propagate to the silencing tactics we actively and vigorously engage in as a group. I think it’s fair to say most of this blame should be allotted to the G and how we, undeniably and in typical male fashion, at the forefront of this movement, have totally lost the Plot.
Male supremacy is rampant, all the way up to the higher ranks of gay male activist. I recently had a conversation with Matthew Breen, Editor and Chief at The Advocate magazine, and the deputy Editor at Out Magazine regarding Michfest (I know, men talking about women space is tedious, and I apologize. I do feel conversations like this must be had though when certain men, like Matthew, are perpetuating a rape culture where women’s boundaries don’t matter and expressing alignment with the oppressors rather than the oppressed. If we who disagree say nothing, we are compliant.). The “gay community” owes women and lesbians a HUGE apology as it stands. Why is Matthew, who is obviously a male supremacist in charge of an organization that is SUPPOSE TO BE standing with lesbians?