lz granderson

‘I’m just a father trying to keep my son away from drugs, get him into college and have a little money left over for retirement. I’m no sociologist but I’m pretty sure those concerns are not exclusive to gay people’

SOUNDBITES — “I don’t worship Barbra Streisand, I don’t watch any TV show with the word “Housewives” in its title and I love fishing, beer and Madonna. But more important, I’m just a father trying to keep my son away from drugs, get him into college and have a little money left over for retirement. I’m no sociologist but I’m pretty sure those concerns are not exclusive to gay people. … Some of us live in the closet, some of us do drag every Wednesday night, some of us are Republicans hoping to be change agents within a conservative sect and some of us are apathetic Democrats too dumb to carry on a conversation about anything other than Lady Gaga. In other words, we’re just as diverse, intolerant, upstanding and tragic as our straight counterparts and unless there is an annual meeting I don’t know about, the only item on the much talked-about gay agenda is an abbreviated passage from the Declaration of Independence — ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'” —LZ Granderson, the gay ESPN The Magazine columnist, and perhaps the only person speaking eloquently about The Gays at CNN (via)