The gay left - from Towelroad to Joemygod have been flipping out about Matt Hissey's comments at GOProuds CPAC party.
He said, and I quote. "I don't really like gay people that much. Gay people frustrate me, the stereotypical gay people, it frustrates me...someone who puts on a total act. I understand that some guys are feminine, which is fine. But some guys, at some point, are normal, straight-acting, whatever and the next minute they're jumping up and down. It just frustrates me. The whole conservative thing is just be yourself, be an individual and just don't be someone you're not. If someone does or does not accept you, that's fine but don't change who you are to look different to others."
Please tell me what is wrong with this? He is not saying in any way, shape, or form that feminine men are bad or are a disgrace to the gay community. Instead, the thrust of his argument is that to put on an act for people, to fit a stereotype, to do what other are expecting of you - then it is wrong. It is not wrong to be feminine, but what is wrong is if you are "straight-acting" aka. no one would know you were gay unless you told them, yet try to "fit in" to the gay community's mold of what it means to be a gay man. That is not being true to yourself (something that the gay community is supposed to be all about), and is instead attempting to gain acceptance from society. This is just as bad as someone staying in the closet because they want to be accepted by their friends and family, its just the other extreme.
I have a feeling that the gay left is just throwing their own "Hissy Fit" because they know what he is saying is true.