We go to their concerts, buy their music, watch them clash with other Real Housewives, and drool over every shirtless video they release, but what have our “allies” done for us lately?
As Alec Baldwin showed us last week, some are only a mild frustration away from becoming f-bomb-dropping homophobes.
One almost expects a Bravo reality star to ride in a float during a pride parade or show face at a glitzy gala. And while Macklemore and Ryan Lewis cash checks and gay bars across the country are filled to the gills with aspiring pop divas who so desperately want to be the next Big Gay Thing, we pose the question to you Queerty readers:
Should The LGBT Community Demand More From Our Allies?
@Spike: I think the term “ally” in this instance refers to a straight person who supports the rights of the LGBT community.
To answer the question (in a way), the community needs to stop using that word so liberally. A good pop song or shirtless photo spread does not an ally make. True allies use all of the resources available to them to further aid a cause that is dear to them, without expectation of publicity, praise, or reward. They do these thing because it is right. While I want to believe that celebrities really do support rights the community is fighting for, I know that some are just pandering. The proof lies in their actions.