Published over the weekend on a certain conservative gay blog:
Okay. So have you heard of this story where the high school girl who wanted to attend the prom with her “lesbian girlfriend” (I use the quotes because, really. Call me an old stick-in-the-mud*, but are high-schoolers self-aware enough to realize they’re lesbians already? And even if so, are we encouraging kids that young to identify themselves sexually? What ever happened to the innocence and beauty of youth? Ugh, but anyway.) was duped into arriving at some sham event while the actual prom was being held somewhere else? [GayPatriot]
Show of hands from the LGBT folks in the room: how many of you went through puberty without thinking sexy thoughts about someone of your own gender, or “experimenting” with someone of your own gender, or wondering, “Holy crap, am I gay?”, or maybe even thinking “Holy crap, I’m gay!”
I can’t actually see you, but as someone who became sexually active long before Algebra II, I’m guessing there aren’t many hands in the air.
Also: even if Constance McMillen does some soul-searching down the line and realizes that she’s actually bisexual or whatever, the fact of the matter is that she clearly has affection and feelings for another woman right now. So the author’s argument that McMillen may not be a “real” lesbian (whatever that is) is basically moot.
Also: this story broke back in, like, February or something, and dude is just getting around to it? Not that I’m all about the tick-tock, but, you know, way to blog, bitches.
And: the author goes on to claim that Constance was milking the story for attention and that the subsequent tales of her being duped by a fake prom were bogus. But honey, as a guy who also grew up gay in Mississippi, I can tell you: drawing loads of attention is not on any young, queer Mississippian’s to-do list. Especially in goddamned Tupelo, which is maybe the most conservative corner of the state. (Home of the AFA!)
And no, I’m not posting a link to the blog. First, those incendiary idiots don’t deserve the traffic. And second, given the nearly 100 comments on the post, I don’t want to encourage more fanning of the flames. Dude already has plenty of persecution complex to go around; let’s not fertilize it.