Marginalizing ourselves

“I took a trip out to California last week, where I had some productive bilateral talks with your leader, Lady Gaga. She was wearing 16-inch heels. She was eight feet tall. It was a little intimidating,” President Obama joked to some 3,000 gay rights activists during his keynote address at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday evening.

I’m not offended by a joke but it’s sad there’s some truth in it. Substitute Kanye West for Lady Gaga and the NAACP for the HRC and see how well that goes over.

I’ll note that the HRC has proven to be a rather feckless organization so Gaga would probably be an improvement over the likes of Joe Solmonese.

Gaymos and Dandy return

Actually, that’s not fair. Amos and Andy were offensive caricatures, no doubt, but were not vain, shallow, materialistic, melodramatic, backstabbing gossips like the offensive caricatures on MTVGay’s “The A List.”

Yet the Petty Queer Establishment is silent. They must be busy searching for offensive language in the DVD release of a Ron Howard movie no one saw.

A movement hasn’t matured until it feels comfortable calling out its own. Ours remains sadly juvenile, just like the miserable bitches on Gaymos and Dandy. By the way, they’ve added a new cast member: a former pageant winner who describes herself as a “fierce diva.”

I guess she’s playing the mascot role filled by gays on the Real Housewives shows. I suppose we’re equal now.

Contrived contrition

I think most would agree the public apology is played out. First, Anthony Weiner couldn’t shut up about his dick. Now Tracy Morgan is on an apology tour, sponsored by GLAAD, following his recent anti-gay rant.

Surely you know the drill. GLAAD will grant absolution in exchange for a series of highly choreographed mea culpas and a sizable donation. Perhaps the LGBT souffle should demand some contrition from GLAAD. Make the check out to ATLmalcontent.

Quid pro crock

AT&T is lining up support for its acquisition of T-Mobile from a slew of liberal groups with no obvious interest in telecom deals — except that they’ve received big piles of AT&T’s cash.

In recent weeks, the NAACP, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the National Education Association have each issued public statements in support of the deal.

The groups all say their public positions have nothing to do with the money they received from AT&T. And AT&T says it supports nonprofit groups because it’s the right thing to do — and not because of any quid pro quo.


The fallout has begun, as GLAAD’s president resigned Friday. Unfortunately, the irrelevant organization he led remains.

‘Glee’ even more insufferable than I imagined

I’ve avoided “Glee” like chlamydia. As I understand it’s an inspirational musical featuring a slew of nonsensical celebrity cameos. Might as well be a buddy comedy starring Robin Williams and Adam Sandler, directed by Michael Bay.

But it’s even worse than I thought. Recently “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy ripped Kings of Leon after the once-interesting Nashville band denied the show’s request to use their music.

“They’re self-centred a*sholes, and they’re missing the big picture,” Murphy said. “They missed that a seven-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument.

“It’s like, OK, hate on arts education.”

You’ll recall that, before “Glee” dared a nation to dream, kids never aspired to become rock stars.