Garrett on the definition of “militant homosexual activist”

Timothy Kincaid

May 12th, 2010

Bruce Garrett writes at Truth Wins Out about what anti-gay activists mean by “don’t flaunt it”. What they really mean is that they won’t harm you as long as you hate yourself as much as they do.

A Militant Homosexual is a homosexual who doesn’t think there is anything wrong with being a homosexual. A Militant Homosexual Activist is a homosexual who acts like there is nothing wrong with being a homosexual. That really is all there is to it. You don’t have to wave the rainbow flag. You don’t have to march in your annual Pride Day parade. You don’t even have to swell with Pride whenever you think of how far we have come as a people since the Stonewall riots. You just have to be comfortable with being gay and being the person you are…and behave accordingly.


May 12th, 2010

So… wait. I’m a “militant” bisexual because I don’t think I’m some horrible, rebellious, “unnatural” god-hating FREAK?

I don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or vomit!


May 13th, 2010

Well, the Log Cabin Republicans have concurred with this for decades. I clearly remember their published stance in the late 80’s to be that the way to gain equal rights for the gays was to be totally invisible to the straight community. It worked for women and blacks, didn’t it?

paul j stein

May 13th, 2010

A survey of prospective clients before any Gay or Lesbian professional accepts their money for services should be done. IF the prospective client shows ANY leanings toward ANTI-GAY actions or thoughts we as a GAY and LESBIAN community should refuse to allow them the use of our services. Sounds harsh but it would be noticeable when the straight right-wing hags are in their NATURAL form,and weddings are of a…well base function. I did this when I was a mechanic and it soon got around that “that faggot will bust you if you say the wrong thing”. Just a thought.

Timothy Kincaid

May 13th, 2010


That is flatly false. Log Cabin has never published that the way to gain access was to be totally invisible to the straight community.

I fear that you are simply engaging in bigotry and hatred against a group of people about whom you know little and whom you are willing to defame.


May 13th, 2010

A “militant homosexual” is a gay person who challenges the heterosexual supremacist status quo.


May 13th, 2010

I’ve often revised Rebecca West’s famous century-old definition of “feminist”: I don’t know exactly what a militant gay activist is, but I know that people call me one whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

Paul in Canada

May 14th, 2010

For a really good history on the social changes that brought about same-sex marriage in Canada, go to:

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