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09/11/2014 03:07 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Why The 'Gay Parent Trap' Is Shifting Queer Culture, According To Justin Sayre Of 'The Meeting'

Writer-performer Justin Sayre laments the demise of queer culture and the rise of what he describes as "the gay parent trap" in his latest clip for HuffPost Gay Voices.

In a recent installment of his variety show, "The Meeting," Sayre pokes fun at news that the final season of CBS's "Two and a Half Men" will feature a gay adoption storyline (sort of). True to form, it's all done in good humor.

"You used to want to get gay married so you could own property in Fire Island and hire rent boys and not hate each other," Sayre notes in the clip. "You used to want to get gay married so that your knick-knacks would go to someone responsible ... now we're getting gay married so that we can have children."

He then concludes, "We've become straight people, and it's boring."

Sayre's "International Order of Sodomites" (I.O.S.) gathers once a month for "The Meeting," a live variety show honoring an artist or a cultural work that is iconic to the gay community. Previous editions have been dedicated to Cher, Karen Carpenter and Judy Garland.

This month's show will be dedicated to Amy Winehouse and hits New York's Joe's Pub on Sept. 14.

The New York Times reported that Sayre, 32, was recently hired to write for "2 Broke Girls," which returns to CBS on Oct. 27.

You can view some of Sayre's previous performances on his official YouTube page here. You can read more about his show on Facebook here or follow the official Twitter account.

Video by Matt Pfeifer.

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