"WHEN I WAS A CHILD I HAD TO WALK FIFTY MILES UPHILL IN THE SNOW JUST TO GAY!"
I don’t know where you live, anonymous, recently married lesbian, but I live in a country where I, a homosexual man, am not able to get married, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time soon. But heaven forbid I ask for better representation of homosexuals in media. After all, media is just a silly, frivolous thing that never has any impact on public opinion!
And you think that if the gay youths of today aren’t sufficiently appreciative of the minor concessions that society makes to their existence, they should be sent back in time to be subjected to even more violence and discrimination than they already experience? Aren’t you just a peach.
Well, good news! You don’t need to build a time machine. You can just shell out for airfare to one of the 81 countries where homosexuality is still a crime. In some of those countries, it’s even punishable by death! That’ll teach those little upstarts a lesson, eh?
I don’t know what you think “your generation” did for the advancement of LGB rights, and frankly I don’t give a fuck. I’m more concerned with how you’re working to undermine them right now; ironically, with a rant about how the self-absorbed gay kids of today hurt your precious fee-fees.
Yes, how dare the LGB youth of today be so selfish as to demand equal treatment (apparently it wasn’t selfish when your generation did it?). Instead of insisting on a seat at the banquet, they should just learn to be satisfied gnawing on the occasional scraps that are thrown their way.
Nevermind that BioWare’s most recent game, Mass Efect 3, was still blatantly imbalanced in favour of heterosexual players.
Nevermind that the rest of the videogame industry by and large completely ignores LGB gamers, or goes out of its way to insult and mock them.
Nevermind that the writers of NBC’s adaptation of Constantine plan to ignore and erase the canonical bisexuality of the title character.
Nevermind that there are gay kids being thrown out of home, bullied, assaulted and murdered all over the world right now.
Selfish little turds just don’t know how good they have it, am I right?
Maybe you’re under the impression that equality for LGB people has been achieved? From where I’m standing, it looks like there’s a long way to go. But hey, if you think your work is done at 39, and you’re content to rest on your laurels, that’s just fine by me. Before I leave you to a well-deserved nap, here’s a parting word of advice from a member of the ‘younger generation’ you so despise:
Before you criticise me for failing to reflect on how bad things were, take some time yourself to reflect on how bad they can be now, especially for people that don’t have the good fortune to live in your apparently utopian society.