Time for the Queerty Week in Comments, presenting the most compelling, thought-provoking or just downright bitchy comments that came directly from you, the readers! Here’s what made us ponder or giggle in the office:
1. Maybe it’s a Real queen, like from one of the Scandanavian countries. Or the blood descendant from the Czars, or from China or Burma. Never know . . .
—Dallas David making sure we’re checking our facts (or is he?) in Alec Baldwin Declares War on “Uptight Queen” Barista at NYC Starbucks.
2. “Facebook does a great job talking to people we already know,” he says. “But how do you meet new people? How do you make new friendships?” How about fucking TALK TO PEOPLE for crying out loud?
EdWoody has a firm grasp of the obvious in Grindr For Heteros Is Here—But Will They Use It?
3. Wow, we get it you guys, none of you are “That kind of gay” congratulations, feel better? I’m not like him either, I don’t always have a clever comeback, I can’t claim to be that fierce or confrontational.
Yes, the behavior of “THOSE gays” comes across as rude and bitchy on an even playing field, but maybe “THOSE gays” learned how to be fierce for a reason. Maybe its actually a sane way to grow up in this society, I’d rather see more kids feel strong and be rude, than feel weak and become depressed. Maybe it was “THOSE gays” that first had the guts to stand up for our rights. It was a lesbian and drag queens who began stonewall and yet women, drag queens, and trans folk seem to be the groups gay men today hate the most.
I don’t honestly give a shit about this Xander kid or know anything about him, but the level of hate for someone who we saw all of 30 edited seconds of goes far beyond this simple video. Perhaps this rant is misplaced, but as a gay man who can blend in and not stir the pond and isn’t naturally confrontational, I am grateful people like him exist. They remind me how to be unapologetic about who I am and uncompromising in my right to happiness. With that attitude, you are bound to make a jackass out of yourself sometimes, maybe even often, but you’ll have fewer regrets and a better life for it.
Joe, standing up for sassy attitudes everywhere in Miss Xander Is Not Having Simon Cowell on The X Factor
4. Pamela Anderson’s hair, Cryptkeeper’s face.
Marie Cohn gives an oddly accurate representation of Jan Brewer in Why Jan Brewer Should Be Happy That Courts Won’t Allow Her To Discriminate Against Gays
5. I can’t believe people are criticizing Chris’ contribution. He has a right to do what he wants with his money, we all do. If we can afford our own small luxuries in life than in a sense we’re not giving enough away either. I know plenty of uber-wealthy folks who don’t give a dime to any good cause and yet what we do is chastise this young man for trying to bring attention to an issue and for making a generous contribution as “not being enough”?
Think about it for a second, essentially you just looked a kid up and down for giving away something he didn’t have to give, sneer, scoff and write that it wasn’t enough. Who are you people to say such things?
No, seriously, who do you think you are to make such a judgement?
Jon sets you all straight in Why We Should All “Like” Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes