Lady Gaga isn't an "ally" to the gay community, she's a member of it
You may the loathe the fact that Gaga is a member of the gay community in the same way that I loathe that Perez Hilton is a member of the gay community, but the fact that she’s an out bisexual means that, hey - SHE’S A MEMBER OF THE GAY COMMUNITY.
I was JUST talking about this on Facebook because a friend posted it and I referenced Perez Hilton as “One of those damn queers you don’t like but hey they’re still queer.”
That said, even HE’S gone out and apologized for the shitty things he’s said. Queers aren’t infallible. Just because Gaga is bisexual (which, as far as I know, she doesn’t identify as specifically) doesn’t mean she gets an ALL SEASON PASS on privilege and the inane shit she does. She’s a mindless, counter-culture exploiting, corporate, capitalist super-puppet. I think that biphobia & identity-policing (which does exist, rampantly so) isn’t the reason behind her not being accepted into the community, it’s that she doesn’t really say or proclaim herself as a member of the community. She tokenizes and exploits mainstream white queerdom, she sings songs about men and heterosexual love, and she acts like a really good ALLY, not MEMBER, to the mainstream lesbian & gay community. That’s not to say what she is or isn’t, or that she hasn’t done any good, but I’m not too thoroughly impressed, whether she’s gay, straight, bi, or a fucking McQueen alien.
Wow, I was looking for a proper response to this, and I found it.
And I just pissed off the Little Monsters that follow me.
OH! Yes yes yes yes. Everything lebanesepoppyseed said.
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You know what, there’s enough rappers and hip hop artists slandering down LGBT individuals in this world, Such as DMX, Eminem and Jurassic 5.
Lady Gaga Is apart of this community. Weather you like it or not. L (lesbian) G (gay) B (BI SEXUAL) T (transgender). Who are you to say that just because she has made it Ok to sing about being gay and loving who you are is good and positive to take her out of the community.
I think there’s alot of haters out there and that Lady Gaga has worked so fucking hard to get where she is. Puppet or not that’s your opinion.
Being apart of the LGBT community myself I have always strived for equality. So if a few of Lady Gaga’s fans change there out look on LGBT, That is enough for any artist to remain in my good books and to get my support.
She sometimes fucks women. Me and her have that in common, And I like that.
(Source: rapturousenjoymentofgay, via k1t-t3n-deactivated20140331)