Wasn’t the New York Times supposed to be in Barack Obama’s back pocket? Then how come the newspaper continues to join the rest of the media in an assault on his appalling lies on gay rights? Disagreeing with plenty of Queerty readers when this site’s own criticism of Obama’s lack of progress began months ago, the Times writes in an editorial: “The administration has had its hands full with the financial crisis, health care, Guantánamo Bay and other pressing matters. In times like these, issues like repealing the marriage act can seem like a distraction — or a political liability. But busy calendars and political expediency are no excuse for making one group of Americans wait any longer for equal rights.”
With gay rights issues — and the community’s lack of faith in the White House — reaching a national tipping point, expect Camp Obama to make some in-roads in the very near future. He’ll spit out a few more press releases honoring gays; he’ll appoint some more gay folks to top positions; and when the Senate passes ENDA and puts the bill on his desk to sign, he’ll champion his administration’s supposed “advocacy” for our rights.
We weren’t disagreeing with your points, J, we didn’t like your tone. Still don’t, truth be told.
Love the tone, biting, acerbic,in other words, s’why I come here. Not looking for an Advocate rehash here; I’m looking for a site with an attitude. Thanks Queerty.
Keep up the amazing work Queerty. You amongst a handful of other non ass kissing sites are TRAIL BLAZING and actually making a difference.
Hey, nice work, the ONLY reason that HRC wrote that letter to Obama is because blogs like this busted them out for selling out the gay community to the Administration earlier. And HRC, how about instead of writing a letter about how much pain we all feel…you write one that points out that he is actually breaking a campaign promise. Or would that be, you know, too supportive of the gay community you purport to represent?
Oh please…it was an editorial. Meaning it is a person’s opinion. It’s not like the entire paper endorses that opinion.
Stop blowing this up, it’s not that serious.
@Alex: I completely agree. There is nothing wrong in criticizing the President for his silence and inaction, and in the recent DOMA case backpedaling, but it has been the way Queerty has gone about that has been troubling and ineffective. Does Queerty have attitude, most definitely, but is it advancing an agenda? Probably not.
Isn’t it interesting that folks who have had to beg for and bust their asses to get their rights (Women’s Sufferage, Blacks, gays, et. al.) have always had their share of critics who accused them of “having an attitude.”
Yeah, I guess when one is a member of the privileged majority of folks who do not want to see any minorities get their rights, I suspect that they will always cry “attitude” when we are not saying “Pretty please, with sugar on top” when we demand our rights. Meh!
Being prim and proper is not how anyone ever claimed their natural birthrights. It took lots of attitude, a lot of pushing and many acts of civil disobedience
And, if anyone is offended by that, well tough nuggies!
Queerty, your evident drop in readership is directly attributable to your excessive immature tone and complete inexperience in delving into deep political discussions without coming off like a sad illiterate. You criticized Obama with such absurd attention-thirsty sensationalist headlines..and literally just headlines. Once you click, youre flooded with bad use of the English language, with cheap shots at Obama. Im with Alex on this..your tone reeks journalism failure..and i use the word journalism LOOSELY.
and yes–I still dont like your tone.
Frankly, Queerty is great. A little impatient, but it’s a good thing to be intolerant. This is a blog and like magazines of old, they depend on the numbers for advertising. Queerty figured out that every gay man wants to be heard and made it easy (unlike another famous gay blog), for that Queerty is to be celebrated as a cultural magnet that allows freedom of expression, despite the fact that we reveal ourselves as hateful, bitter queens.
Do you always take it upon yourself to speak so disparagingly of your gay brothers?
Unfortunately, yes. To quote myself: gay men are quite unforgiving; quick to judge and even quicker to comment.
Tank may have something to say about that semi colon.
Well, I don’t know about tank, but I was taught that semicolon is one word, not two.
Hope I wasn’t too quick to judge or comment. And, I do forgive you. ;P
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