GAY vs. Straight Cream puff vs. The True Man By Andre Austin The destinies of the two are mixed, the Homosexual & Heterosexual in this country, are indissolubly linked together, and the interests of both require that the common government of all shall not permit the seeds of Homophobic hate to be planted under the sanction of laws of discrimination. What can more certainly arouse Homophobic hate, what more certainly create and perpetuate a feeling of distrust between these different sexual orientations, than state enactments, which, in fact, proceed on the ground that gay citizens are so inferior and degraded moral standards that they cannot be allowed to work in the military, or hold many certain job reserved for the “True man” occupied by Heterosexual citizens? That, as all will admit, is the real meaning of such legislation as is enacted in many of the fifty States here in the good old USA. These Civil Rights were no different than the struggles Blacks had to face in the military and for certain type of Jobs in corporate American. The Civil Rights Violations were exactly the same infringing upon their 14 amendment rights of equal protection. The fundamentalist Christians because blacks were like leopards they couldn’t change the spots unless they came up with a black no more magical cream. The Gay man choose his own behavior and should face the hard rock life of discrimination. Well the last time I heard a citizen here in the good old USA was the home of the free and brave. All peoples have life, liberty and property and can live any way they want. The fundamentalist wants to blame the victim for the guilty who violate their rights. The Fundamentalist believe we wouldn’t have all these problems if all the queers just stayed in their closets. But what kind of freedom is that? Its not surprising to me. When you live in a fascist society we have: 1. Rampant sexism and rigid gender roles with punitive sanctions for any deviations. 2. Obsession with Crime and punishment. This results in a police state where the objective is to disarm every Blackman on the street. 3. Glamorization of the Military. War mongering supersedes Patriotism. 4. Blacks encourage to be in sports and entertainment. Gays expected to work so called gay jobs Conclusion: Equality under the law for all has no exceptions unless you’re a gay man. Notes: The first paragraph was lifted from Supreme Court Judge who dissented from the Plessey v. Ferguson law decided in 1896. I just wanted to demonstrate and prove how gay rights were similar to Black civil Rights. Very little words were changed.