Monday, May 14, 2012

Hey Gays! How 'Bout a Reach Around?

Hola Fabulous People! So, if you last Thursday’s post and or listened to last Wednesday’s show, and shame on you if you didn’t, Matt-Man told you about how we basically are responsible for President Obama finally coming out in favor of gay marriage. And, while I’m proud of IWS and pressure we put on Obama and our contribution, however large, to his decision, there is something that is bothering me a bit.

I know this is going to come across as my feeling entitled or bitchy, but I don’t really care. I feel like it’s important to stand up not only for myself, but for the entire I’m With Stupid Media Empire. So, I’m just gonna go ahead and come out and say this.

I’m more than a little disappointed by the lack of support we’re getting from the LGBT community. We’ve gotten some support from a few lesbians, but the guy dudes are nowhere to be found. We’ve really done everything we can to try to make friends with the gay community and have gone out of our way to show them love and support. We’ve done Gay Celebration shows. We’ve supported their causes and defended them from attack. And, most importantly we shamed President Obama into finally coming out in favor of gay marriage. And what do we get back?

HEARTACHE! That’s what. And I’m not gonna put up with it anymore.

You know what guys? Support, love and respect are all a two-way street! It’s time you guys stepped up and reciprocated a little bit. Why aren’t we getting lots of support on the I’m With Stupid Podcast? Why don’t our pro-gay and pro-LGTB posts and shows get promoted through the LGBT pages on Stumble Upon or voted up on Reddit or Digg, or reblogged on Tumblr or shared on the LGBT pages on Facebook? I mean, we did our time on our knees in front of the glory hole, and when you were done and we stood up, you just left the booth. That’s just not right.

One of my few goals in the social media world of blogging, tweeting, facebooking, tumblring and whatever else was to meet and actually make friends with a big and diverse a group of people as possible. And, for the most part I’ve done that. I’m “met” people from all over the world. I’ve gotten to know at least on some level people of many different races with very different backgrounds. There have been some cultural barriers, but we’ve worked to overcome those.

But, you know who apparently doesn’t want to be my friend and won’t give me and IWS a chance? Gays. What’s up with that? Am I not good enough for you? Was my contribution to the blog Real Live Lesbian not proof enough that I deserve acceptance by the gay community? I followed both Neil Patrick Harris AND Lady Ga Ga on Twitter. I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do folks! This is embarrassing, unfair and worst of all, hurts my feelings.

But hey, maybe it’s us? Maybe IWS Media hasn’t done enough. I don’t know how it’s possible, but I guess some people might think so, but I don’t. I think we’ve done more than enough and I think we deserve a little more support and love from the gays.

There, I said it. And I’m glad I said it.


I'm With Stupid said...

That post was, in a word, fabulous. Speakin' truth to power Jayman. Cheers!!


Lisa (Tantra Flower) said...

Jay, my gay best friend suggested perhaps you should pose for one of the Bear Magazines. There are several to choose from: Bear, American Bear, All Bear, Hot Bears. Throw them a bone, if you will.

(I was going to provide links, but I'm on my boyfriend's computer.)

I'm With Stupid said...

Matt-Man: It's important for us to stand up for ourselves. Hopefully, this will result in opening a dialogue with the gay community and the healing can then begin.


I'm With Stupid said...

Lisa: Please thank your gay best friend who apparently needed you to answer on his behalf for his advice. And, while I appreciate his advice, there's so much more to me than being a big sexy piece of man-meat.

And honestly, without some show of support I'm unlikely to go out of my way to do anything further to gain their support and friendship. As I said, I've done more than enough.


Lisa (Tantra Flower) said...

Jay, Hahahahahaha!!! His name is Will and he was at work -- I had to read it to him over the phone.

Lisa (Tantra Flower) said...

Also, he sucks. I've had my orange blog for four years and he hasn't commented once. And you see all of the support on my sidebar. The big ingrate!

I'm With Stupid said...

Lisa: SEE! See what I'm talking about? We give and give and give and they take and take and take.


Jo said...

You should just go on loving 'em anyway.

Oh! Yellow pants. It'll either be a peculiar success or a mess...and in any case it'll build bridges.