Bret Easton Ellis attacks 'culturally correct gay elite' - latimes.com
Here is a gay man that absolutely gets it.The Out rant, titled "In the Reign of the Gay Magical Elves," was prompted in part by the media response to the recent coming out of basketball player Jason Collins, whom Ellis writes is being treated "as some kind of baby panda who needs to be honored and consoled and -- yes -- infantilized."
Ellis goes on to criticize "gay self-patronization in the media," which in his opinion celebrates "the Gay Man as Magical Elf, who whenever he comes out appears before us as some kind of saintly E.T. whose sole purpose is to be put in the position of reminding us only about Tolerance."
At fault, according to Ellis, are organizations that marginalize the gay man "who doesn't want to represent, doesn't want to teach" and who "makes crude jokes about other gays in the media (as straight dudes do of each other constantly)." This, Ellis writes, amounts to "corporate PC fascism."
I can't agree with him more, that "being gay" is treated as some sort of achievement worthy of adulation and reward, and that it comes with some inherent responsibility to promote and normalize the gay lifestyle. I'd bet a lot of gay people agree with him.
The gay "in" community judges its own more harshly than outsiders it seems. It's like a cult.