Gender Is A Pretzel
by James Killough
It seems to have been very moving for non-LGBTs to see Chaz Bono on Dancing With The Stars. He has even persuaded the skeptical, maybe even some of those who were initially outraged that he was going to appear on such a wholesome show, although I doubt the Christian groups which called for a boycott of the season were ever appeased.
For most of us in Homolandia, it wasn’t a big deal at all, of course. We live in a magical parallel world like Harry Potter’s, full of all sorts of odd, splendid creatures walking around fucking with your reality and casting spells. What is always more surprising is the negative reactions we still get from the religious troglodytes in the flyover states.
Mike Thompson, the acting president of our own grand arbiters of moral rectitude, GLAAD, a.k.a. The Swish Inquisition, issued this statement: