The title is the ending remark from this Gawker article.
The article is written as a response from a clearly concerned writer about a comment Patti Stanger made about gay dating. The article further discusses gay men and masculinity, how some are trying to rid the stereotype of the girly man.
You all know by now what my stand on queens is! I’ve got no problem with them as long as they don’t bother me.
The last paragraph of the article caught my attention:
“So instead of trying to ward the queens off, we should all be thanking them. Thank them for being the front lines of the gay pride parade. Thank them have for having the strength to endure. Thank them for having the courage to change people's minds and not let them forget that there are gay people out there and we come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, all of them great. Thank them for teaching children the most valuable lesson: that you can't go wrong being true to yourself. Yes, thank them for living.”
It’s good to see that somewhere in this world, queens are appreciated!
Here in Kenya (or Africa) queens get harassed by cops almost all the time. I don’t have a queen friend who hasn’t got a story to share about being beaten, harassed, mocked, arrested on false bases, or worse, sexually assaulted by the authorities. They get exposed in the media (they’re not stealthy sadly.) often in bad light, disrupting their lives and receiving hatred and discrimination from families and friends.
Yet they still have the guts to strut out the door and be themselves in a not too accepting society! If that’s not bravery…
Anyway, cheers to the queens, society would be a boring place if it weren’t for your (hilarious) dramas! Be sure to slap the Tacos bouncer, that always ends hilariously.