In a recent interview with The Advocate, this is what Barack Obama had to say about a former professor of his:
“He was a wonderful guy. He was the first openly gay professor that I had ever come in contact with, or openly gay person of authority that I had come in contact with. And he was just a terrific guy. He wasn’t proselytizing all the time, but just his comfort in his own skin and the friendship we developed helped to educate me on a number of these issues.”
Right. Because that’s what gay people do–they “proselytize all the time,” hoping to get that toaster oven like Laura Dern did on the final episode of Ellen.
It always amazes me that people from one oppressed group do not understand the harm done by stereotyping other oppressed groups, but you’d think I’d be used to it by now.