Recently Esquire published an article synopsizing HBO's Looking for the straight-male community. The author astutely points out that "this show is pretty gay" and expresses his disappointment that its characters don't live up to his standards regarding how fabulously hilarious we queers should be.
Throughout history, dominant groups have depicted or represented minority groups in a variety of negative ways in order to maintain control or mastery. I have found many clear and stunning connections between historical representations of LGBT people and Jewish people.
While many of us LGBTQ people use our gaydar in a tongue-and-cheek way to poke fun at each other, or to brag about our accuracy in spotting each other, we're basing these assumptions on socially constructed signifiers that are also used to discriminate against us.
Since long before biblical references to Abraham, men have engaged in sexual relations outside the confines of marriage, but I am continually struck by the charge that ensuring marriage equality for same-sex couples will cheapen the institution of marriage.