A homosexual author named Michael Swift has stated: "Our [gay] writers and artists will make love between men fashionable and de rigeur....We will eliminate heterosexual liaisons....The family unit will be abolished."1 That is one indication of the pathological attitude some homosexuals have towards the opposite gender.
While Swift's assertion---that homosexuals want to eliminate the family unit---sounds unbelievable, homosexual authors Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen had this to say about it: "Luridly overstated as it is, it's fairly representative of the line taken by gay media radicals."2
Here is another indication of that pathological attitude. A homosexual named Mark Dennis has admitted in the Wall Street Journal that "the gay agenda...plans the end of 'breeders' (heterosexuals) through a takeover of public education."3 In other words, some homosexual activists want the public schools to eventually teach that normal man/woman sexual relations are wrong!
Another indication of the pathological attitude some homosexuals have towards the opposite gender is this quote from a lesbian named Geri Cox: "The older I get...the angrier I get. Especially with men. I've gotten to the point where I hate men."4 That anti-male attitude is common among lesbians, as this next quote shows.
"Because a general disenchantment with and suspicion of all males was central to lesbian-feminist doctrine, the gay man was naturally seen as being no less an enemy than any other human with a penis, and lesbian-feminists could make no lasting coalition with gay men in a gay revolution."5 That from lesbian author Lillian Faderman. Sexist attitudes are so common and strong among homosexuals that even "natural" allies, homosexual men and lesbians, find working together difficult if not impossible.
Here is a similar quote from a homosexual man, Dennis Altman: There is "disinterest of gay men in women's issues and...hostility of gay women to much of the gay male movement."6
From homosexual authors Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen: "gay men and lesbians are apples and oranges; they happen to find themselves in the same barrel only because their society treats all fruits alike. Were it otherwise, these two probably would not socialize with each other, much less unite in organizations."7
Simon LeVay, another homosexual author, disclosed that: "Gays and lesbians fought their own private battle of the sexes [in the 1970s]. Gay men were generally made to feel unwelcome in lesbian bars, and vice versa."8
Similarly, a homosexual man named Eric Marcus admits: "Sexism between men and women was just rampant in the early 1970s in the gay community in the larger cities."9
Professor Martin Duberman, a homosexual, acknowledged that "sexism...is rampant in the gay male."10
A reporter for the pro-homosexual Chicago Tribune, Grant Pick, noted in 1993: "Sexism persists among homosexuals...and lesbians, in particular, cite instances of discrimination from male homosexuals."11
A reporter for the pro-homosexual Chicago Sun-Times, Ernest Tucker, in an article titled "Girlcott hits sexism at gay parade," related that two lesbian groups planned to boycott the 1997 North Side Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade in Chicago "because they say gay men among the spectators harassed them verbally and physically in the past."12
A big clue which helps explain all that sexism found among homosexuals is contained in these words from the homosexual Dennis Altman: "Undoubtedly for many homosexuals there is something threatening in the idea of intimacy with the other sex."13 One well-known homosexual, David Geffen, has admitted that he "was afraid of the opposite sex," according to biographer Tom King, a fellow homosexual.14
If homosexuals allow themselves to have warm feelings for the opposite gender, they might begin to doubt their homosexual identities. So, many homosexuals develop negative feelings for the opposite gender. This homosexual fear of intimacy with the opposite gender, this heterophobia, helps account for all that sexism found among homosexuals. (It looks like those homosexuals who are fond of labeling certain people "homophobes" are just projecting a variation of their own phobia onto others.)
Another kind of discrimination practiced by some homosexuals besides the abovementioned kind is discrimination against normal heterosexuals. As Jon Margolis, a one-time (liberal) columnist for the Chicago Tribune, noted: In "the theater, fashion, much of the cultural and intellectual world, it actually helps to be a homosexual, with the discrimination going the other way [against heterosexuals]."15
This homosexual prejudice against heterosexuals is due in part to many homosexuals believing they are superior to heterosexuals. Professor Martin Duberman admits that "classism" (elitism, a sense of superiority) is a prevalent feeling among homosexuals.16
Besides the aforesaid homosexual prejudices, Altman says there is also a "quite considerable presence of racism in the gay world."17 Professor Duberman agrees. He mentions "the endemic racism in our [homosexual] community"18 and states that "racism...is rampant in the gay male."19
LeVay also referred to the "racism within the gay and lesbian community."20 Author Frank Browning, a homosexual, similarly noted "the racial divisions in San Francisco gay life."21
A black lesbian named Deborah Johnson "found that the gay and lesbian community was much further behind than the straight community when it came to basic civil rights [for blacks]....[W]hen black people showed up at [gay] meetings or social gatherings, they would get the cold shoulder. Nobody would ever talk to them. The insensitivities were really bad. And there were racial comments all the time."22
A black homosexual named Keith Boykin devoted a whole chapter of a book he wrote to this particular prejudice. He titled that chapter "Gay Racism."23
And a columnist for the homosexual newspaper Windy City Times, Dan Perreten, admits: "Racism is evil, and it's alive and well in the gay community."24
To sum up all these quotes, of which the vast majority are from homosexuals themselves: there is a strong tendency for homosexuals to be prejudiced, heterophobic people who discriminate against the opposite sex and heterosexuals.
Many homosexuals like to "bad mouth" the opposite sex because they want to create ill will between the sexes. (To learn some of the sexist jokes homosexuals like to tell, and some of their racist jokes, see the book More Man Than You'll Ever Be by Joseph Goodwin, Indiana U Press, 1989.) For example, homosexuals might say something like "Women are just nags who marry for money." Many homosexuals would love to keep men and women apart. Let's not let them.
Here are a couple of interesting quotes from a homosexual writer named Paul Varnell out of a homosexual newspaper, the Chicago Free Press: "Lesbians and gay men have nothing in common except mutual incomprehension" and "Almost all gay men say that they experience their desire for other men as a given, as if it were an inherent part of them. By contrast, many (but not all) lesbians say they regard their sexual desire for women as a choice."25 (That item about lesbians can be explained thusly: if many lesbians know they were sexually abused by men when they were young, then they should be able to understand how they were probably not born lesbian but have "chosen" to be with women due to a fear of men.)
One last intriguing item: "Girl Scout staffers writing in the book [On My Honor: Lesbians Reflect on Their Scouting Experience] claim that roughly one in three of the Girl Scouts' paid professional staff is lesbian."26. What are all those lesbians doing there? Are they trying to take over the organization? To recruit young girls? (For those who would be interested in an alternative to the Girl Scouts, an alternative dedicated to upholding traditional values, you may want to check out American Heritage Girls. This group was started by those who believe the Girl Scouts have lost their way.)
1. Michael Swift, "For the homoerotic order," Gay Community News (Boston), Feb. 15-21, 1987.
2. Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen, After the Ball (NY: Doubleday, 1989), p. 361.
3. Mark Dennis, "AIDS and deep denial," Wall Street Journal, May 26, 1993, p. A19.
4. Martha Barron Barrett, Invisible Lives (NY: William Morrow Co., 1989), p. 248.
5. Lillian Faderman, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers (NY: Columbia U Press, 1991), p. 212.
6. Dennis Altman, The Homosexualization of America, the Americanization of the Homosexual (NY: St. Martin's Press, 1982), p. 222.
7. Kirk and Madsen, p. 258.
8. Simon LeVay and Elisabeth Nonas, City of Friends (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1995), p. 61.
9. Eric Marcus, Making History (NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 1992), p. 265.
10. Martin Duberman, About Time (NY: Gay Presses of New York, 1986), p. 336.
11. Grant Pick, "Outward Mobility," Chicago Tribune, Feb. 7, 1993, section 10, p. 16.
12. Ernest Tucker, "Girlcott hits sexism at gay parade," Chicago Sun-Times, June 14, 1997, p. 11.
13. Altman, p. 222.
14. Tom King, "I am in love with Cher," Chicago Sun-Times, March 15, 2000, p. 50.
15. Jon Margolis, "Politics, fashion, parents' dreams," Chicago Tribune, Jan. 13, 1986, sec. 1, p. 13.
16. Duberman, p. 336.
17. Altman, p. 221.
18. Duberman, p. 337.
19. Duberman, p. 336.
20. LeVay, p. 158.
21. Frank Browning, A Queer Geography (NY: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1996), p. 167.
22. Marcus, pp. 442-43.
23. Keith Boykin, One More River to Cross (NY: Doubleday, 1996), p. 212.
24. Dan Perreten, "Moral Minority," Windy City Times, May 28, 1998, p. 15.
25. Paul Varnell, "Gay wisdom," Chicago Free Press, Nov. 30, 2005, p. 6.
26. Kathryn Jean Lopez, "The Cookie Crumbles," National Review, Oct. 23, 2000, p. 32.