Mediatite unconvincingly feigns outrage, and worse, naivety by (un)helpfully providing startingly accurate depiction of gay male “life”:
There is a good bit to parse here, so may as well start with the obvious: it is at best megalomaniacal for Savage to assume that being sexually attracted to men necessarily implies being sexually attracted to Dan Savage. Then there is the larger portrayal of gay men– and straight women, to a certain extent– as being so disconnected from their bodily integrity that it is entirely appropriate to demand sexual favors of them. Savage may claim he is attempting to promote the dignity of people born with sexual orientations other than “straight”– or people born attracted to men, whichever the case may be– but how little must he think of the LGBT community to assume that “being gay” consists of fellating complete strangers on demand?
It’s like he is seeing the gay community through the prism of a bad George Michael joke.
Bonus points to Mediaite for accidentally using the word “topping.”
Double bonus points for the writer having to ask his friends what I mean by all this.