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Gays Against Gentrification Warns Straights: Move Into Our Gayborhoods, And We’ll Turn Your Kids Homosexual

At last somebody is standing up to the heterosexual agenda’s plan to overtake the gentrified neighborhoods we gays have worked so long, and bought so many Jonathan Adler mantle pieces to create. Gwynn Beck, of Gays Against Gentrification (GAG), issues this manifesto: “Go home, stroller park trash, we don’t want you here.” There’s a reason we turned these gay ghettos into fabulous gayborhoods, and it wasn’t so some child-wielding breeders — especially the stay-at-home dads — could take over our tea times. UPDATE: Sadly the video has been taken offline. We’re working on finding another copy.

By:           JD
On:           Dec 17, 2010
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  • 37 Comments
    • Spike
      Spike

      Hilarious! G.A.G . . . And so true!

      Dec 17, 2010 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      Ha, I love this. If there’s one thing gays consistently outperform breeders on, its fellatio. If there are two things, they’re fellatio and theater. Well done, guys.

      Dec 17, 2010 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gregger
      gregger

      This is too fraking brilliant!!! Unfortunately, in NYC it’s really true.

      Dec 17, 2010 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gaytravel
      gaytravel

      Absolutely, positively, supercalafragalisticly awesome

      Dec 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Derrick
      Derrick

      @gregger: Unfortunately it’s also true in Ottawa, Ontario.

      Dec 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChiGuy76
      ChiGuy76

      HIGH-larious!!!

      But, how long before Tony Perkins, Bill Donohue, Brian Brown, Bryan Fischer, and Co. get a hold of this video and declare it authentic and absolute proof that homo-fascism is taking over America?

      Dec 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CJ Maciejeski
      CJ Maciejeski

      @ChiGuy76: Hey, feck ‘em, if they can’t take a joke.

      Dec 17, 2010 at 4:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dollie
      Dollie

      @gregger: Opposite in Denver! Our LGBTQ population is growing so rapidly! I can’t think of an urban neighborhood that we didn’t take over….

      Dec 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JusticeontheRocks
      JusticeontheRocks

      Great stuff!!

      Dec 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soupy
      Soupy

      We moved onto a street that is multi-ethnic but I don’t think there were any other gay couples. We started “gentrifying” and gardening and pretty soon the neighbours were all complimenting us and upgrading their own places. We still out christmas them.

      Dec 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gregger
      gregger

      In NYC there is Greenwich Village, the Upper West Side above 66th St, the East Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Washington Heights, Harlem, Smith & 9th St, Park Slope, and Williamsburg all have become babystrollerlands since they first became gayborhoods.

      Dec 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ILoveDudes
      ILoveDudes

      Gregger : Yes, Manhattan (and those few places in Brooklyn) has really become dull. It’s just a place for rich couples and families to live to be conveniently close to the office. When I saw that Dunkin Donuts on Christopher Street I realized the gay neighborhood was over. Oh well.

      Dec 17, 2010 at 7:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jacknasty
      jacknasty

      LOL that was pretty funny.

      I’ve never owned a home, but even as a renter I can really understand some of these issues. I’m from Minneapolis and there is a big divide between the gay people who live in the gayborhoods and those who live out in the suburbs and just sort of try to blend in with the straight society. Most of the gay neighborhoods weren’t that great a few years ago, like Loring Park which had high rates of muggings and theft but for the past few years now has one of the lowest crime rates and is predominantly gay people and artists now. Increasingly though now downtown yuppies are wanting to live there.

      Dec 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BiSocialist
      BiSocialist

      Gentrification helps strengthen the very class that has oppressed us.

      Gentrification only adds to the problem throughout our society with runaway consumption and drives up property values, creating not “gay ghettos” but “rich ghettos”. This alienates working-class gays from the community and perpetuates conformism in gay culture. Gay neighborhoods should be for gays of all economic levels.

      It is from bourgeois, puritanical values that homophobia came from in the first place. Capitalism will never give GLBT people a fair shake, and right now the gay community is letting it use us.

      Why not encourage a culture that encourages independence from bourgeois capitalism to the extent that is feasible? Why not a culture that encourages people not to go out and buy things they don’t need and that encourages people do as much as they can with Do-It-Yourself in order to promote independence from the establishment?

      Dec 17, 2010 at 8:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChrisM
      ChrisM

      I’m guessing this video was a parody?

      If so, does anyone know why it was removed? I mean, from Queerty’s description it sounded like it was in really bad taste. But I don’t imagine even a legitimate video made by heterosexuals against gays moving into their neighborhood would be pulled.

      Dec 17, 2010 at 11:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim
      Jim

      Why are gay people rejecting the very people they want to be like. They WANT gay marriage, they WANT to be a part of the United States Government and serve openly …

      This is classic liberal positioning, just like the President, to be gay when is helps you and ‘normal’ when it may hurt you.

      Palin 2012

      Dec 18, 2010 at 2:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @Jim: There’s only one thing worse than a heterosexual: an imitation heterosexual. Not all of us want the same thing.

      Anyway, it was parody, either enjoy it or don’t.

      Dec 18, 2010 at 2:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      MAHVALOUS. delicious. i love it.

      Dec 18, 2010 at 3:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      we need a gay lending institution so we all buy the neighborhood instead of rent. That has always been our downfall.

      Dec 18, 2010 at 3:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      Wilton Manors is still pretty damn reasonable. where is the newest gayborhood anyway?

      Dec 18, 2010 at 3:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @ILoveDudes: I can’t stand Brooklyn. Any of it. Sorry if i offended anyone.

      Dec 18, 2010 at 4:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tarxien
      tarxien

      A survey in the UK some years ago indicated that when young straight couples were deciding where to live, one of the factors was how ‘gay’ the area was. They preferred to live in areas with more homosexuals because they perceived there would be a higher quality of life there.

      Dec 18, 2010 at 4:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @tarxien: That’s interesting. I wonder if gay people leave the neighborhood once too many of these young straight newcomers flood the area because we sense our quality of life is declining? I guess so huh?

      Dec 18, 2010 at 4:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brooke
      Brooke

      The movie on the death of the boy who was picked on is very sad. But

      Dec 18, 2010 at 7:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brooke
      Brooke

      this joke about the neighborhoods and straights and gays not mixing in their living areas just makes me sad too and reminds me of everything that’s wrong with America today in how we look at one another; there’s so much distance. I feel particularly poignant about it, having known well and loved people who are gay and people who are fundamental Christian and people who have been or who are both at once. The divisions are very sad. That’s the only feeling I can summon on it, I guess, and particularly seeing what’s happening to young people caught in the culture war and bullied, or outcast. In my own way, I’ve been one of those people. When I let it all penetrate me, it’s too big for any words. I wish Americans would return to seeing each other as people, not opposites in a fight. We are fundamentally different, but deeply, also, the same.

      Dec 18, 2010 at 7:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brooke
      Brooke

      ..Sorry, was saying, this joke about the neighborhoods and straights and gays not mixing in their living areas just makes me sad too and reminds me of everything that’s wrong with America today in how we look at one another; there’s so much distance. I feel particularly poignant about it, having known well and loved people who are gay and people who are fundamental Christian and people who have been or who are both at once. The divisions are very sad. That’s the only feeling I can summon on it, I guess, and particularly seeing what’s happening to young people caught in the culture war and bullied, or outcast. In my own way, I’ve been one of those people. When I let it all penetrate me, it’s too big for any words. I wish Americans would return to seeing each other as people, not opposites in a fight. We are fundamentally different, but deeply, also, the same.

      Dec 18, 2010 at 7:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tony
      Tony

      :O Noooo!
      The video, “does not exist”! Does anyone know of another link to that video? I never seen the video yet =’(

      Dec 18, 2010 at 8:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      Another great example is Oaklawn/Cedar Springs area of Dallas, Texas. This use to be a crack area then became a great Gay Neighborhood – now the uppies have taken it over, are buying up all the gay bars and shops to make it straightsville. Only positive to all of this new growth is that the area has begun to show major downfall again and may allow the gays to return.

      Dec 18, 2010 at 9:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Drew
      Drew

      Of course, those of us in the GLBT Parent Mafia are clouding the issue. :)

      Dec 18, 2010 at 11:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      It says the video “does not exist” for me, too, but I’m still finding that quote from the video fuckin hilarious.

      Dec 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jacknasty
      jacknasty

      @Jim: Not all gay people want to be like heterosexual couples. The issue is that there are neighborhoods where “traditional families” don’t want to live because of crime or bad schools or it is ugly and run down. Then gay people are willing to move in and work to fix up then neighborhood and it becomes a safe, happy welcoming place…then these “traditional families” want to move in and take over.

      Let me put it in a way you might understand and sympathize with:

      Picture a neighborhood with lots of crime, lots of Mexican and black people, with bad schools and run down houses. Then a few brave GOOD CHRISTIAN PATRIOTIC FAMILIES decide to move in and work hard to clean it up. They fix up the houses, start Christian bookstores and Christian youth centers so that it is a neighborhood other GOOD CHRISTIAN PATRIOT FAMILIES will feel safe and glad to move to. But instead of GOOD CHRISTIAN PATRIOT FAMILIES being able to move in move in a bunch of Muslim Arabs with a lot of Saudi oil money outbid the poor GOOD CHRISTIAN PATRIOT FAMILIES and start taking over the now very nice looking neighborhood and the Christian bookstores go out of business.

      You would be outraged if that happened, but that is basically what is happening. Group A moves into a neighborhood and starts fixing it up to be a good place for A people to move in…but then group B starts to move in and take over right when the place gets nice again.

      Dec 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Drew: I can literally sense the different energy between a gay parent strolling his kid around and a straight parent dashing for her Tribeca elevator.

      Dec 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @jacknasty: huh? just paint the building pink and put out a few flowerboxes.

      Dec 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Diya
      Diya

      @jacknasty: Logic: you’re doing it wrong.

      Dec 19, 2010 at 1:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez

      @jacknasty: Your comment REEKS of racism and stupidity. Much like the whole thread does.

      Gay people that want to declare war on straight people need to realize that those are the very same straight people you are asking to help you to achieve your rights.

      I know many straight people that are stronger gay allies than gay people.

      Dec 19, 2010 at 9:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Daez: Gay people that want to declare war on straight people need to realize that those are the very same straight people you are asking to help you to achieve your rights

      Read more: http://www.queerty.com/gays-against-gentrification-warns-straight-parents-move-into-our-gayborhoods-and-well-turn-your-kids-homosexual-20101217/#ixzz18cE4p9YO

      lol. that’s funny. and stupid too. If straight people have never bothered to think of us when achieving equal rights then what makes you think gay people think of them or need their approval or assistance for equal rights? We need to march right into every court house in this country and record hypocrisy on transcript and make the oppressor enjoying rights denied us be the ones on the defense. That’s how we get equal rights, not waiting for your neighbor or aunt sally to fucking take a liking to us.

      Dec 19, 2010 at 9:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ILoveDudes
      ILoveDudes

      Is the Ground Zero “mosque” being moved to St. Vincent’s (not that that will necessarily really happen, yet) the ultimate sign of gentrification?

      Dec 19, 2010 at 11:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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