No, It’s Not OK to Be a Gay White Man

Assumptions by LGBTQ people and allies notwithstanding

James Finn
Jan 2 · 8 min read
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It ain’t easy being a gay white man, whatever you might have heard to the contrary

Nobody cares about gay anymore. It’s so not a big deal.

Liberal, progressive Twitter denies homophobia while weaponizing gay slurs

Plenty of queer people deny homophobia

The reality of the gay male experience is very different

Here are some stories that matter —

Privileged gay white men deny homophobia

Ordinary gay white men don’t live in Provincetown and Washington DC like Sullivan does

Want to just live peaceably as an ordinary gay adult?

No, it’s not OK to be gay

Whether you’re cis/straight, transgender, bisexual, a lesbian, or a wealthy gay man, denying the reality of gay oppression harms queer people. And yes, gay white men are queer too.

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James Finn

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Prism & Pen

Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

James Finn

Written by

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Prism & Pen

Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

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