"Just stay quiet and live your life," stated a Florida delegate at the Republican National Convention in an interview with HuffPost Gay Voices editor-at-large Michelangelo Signorile. She was referring, of course, to the "gay issues" that she wished everyone would just stop talking about. This seems to be the sentiment of the Republican Party this election year. Republicans do not want to sound intolerant to the general electorate, so it is helpful to them if we gays do not force dialogue about anything gay this year.
I would like to offer a deal to the GOP. I am speaking unofficially for all gay Americans here when I say that we will stop talking about gay issues when you stop talking about straight issues. OK? We gays do not want to be reminded of your Republican heterosexuality any more than you want to be bothered with our homosexuality.
Here are a few things that the GOP needs to do to hold up their end of the bargain:
- First, you must remove Ann Romney and Janna Ryan from the campaign trail. Wives are a constant reminder of the politicians' blatant heterosexuality and have absolutely no place in the political arena. Mrs. Romney's RNC speech was all about hetero "love," for goodness' sake!
So, do we have a deal? Stop pushing your heterosexual agenda on us, and we will keep mum about our little "gay issues," I promise. Please, just stay quiet about your heterosexuality and live your lives. All you have to do is deny your spouses, your families, and your friends, plus ignore your interests, passions, and entertainments. Do you think you can do that?
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