Budgie’s Journal #63 – What Percent Gay Are You?

No, there’s no questionnaire here to help you figure out just how much “gay” is inside you. I’m referring to a rash of memes created by a Facebook app that will do this, though.

Let me state here that I’m not offended by much, and I have had a lot of fun with the LGBT community, especially with Freedom Lane, probably more than I should. So I’m not entirely sure why this meme-making app pisses me off. Maybe it’s the horrible grammar that comes with it. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s information farming, gaining access to its users’ Facebook profiles for their info, pictures, and friends list (congrats on that, by the way).

Or, more than likely, I’m annoyed seeing straight (probably) people all over my Facebook going: “Look at me! I’m hella gay! Tee-hee! Let’s date, Facebook friend of the same gender! Double tee-hee!”

I don’t have any issue with anyone’s sexuality, least of all my own. But I do know bisexuals face mockery from both straight people and the gay community in general. I know they’re the “B” in “LGBT”, but it still doesn’t mean they’re universally accepted by either group.

I’m sure I’ll see more of these until they fizzle out like so many others. I’m usually immune to the sparkle and glow of the “Which Harry Potter Character Are You?” type of time-wasting shenanigans; but this one just really irks me, and it’s probably due to its mockery or bisexual and gay people for a cheap giggle or two.

Let me finish by saying that I’m no social justice warrior, nor will I ever be. I’ll likely offend you tomorrow with something else (or during tonight’s season finale of Freedom Lane). Certain things just seem wrong to me, and this is one of them. I’m sure most people will tell me it’s all in fun and I’m overreacting, but I’m entitled to my own opinion after all.

-Budgie Bigelow
8/8/17

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