Reasonable Words: Happy Pride from Joe My God

It’s Gay Pride Parade Day in DC, and despite the gray weather, I will probably get my non-fabulous self down there.

Joe Jervis reprints his annual screed about gay, gay pride scoffers…of whom I know quite a few. A frequent complaint, “it makes the gay community look so freakish!” To which Joe replies:

And every year, the logical answer is that bankers and lawyers are boring to look at and that pictures of marching Gap employees don’t sell newspapers. There’s no sinister media agenda intent on making gay people look ridiculous, no fag-hating cabal behind the annual front page explosion of sequins and feathers. It’s just good copy. Drag queens are interesting. Even the bad ones. Especially the bad ones.

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