The Gay Community Is Not Oppressed And We Fully Support Equal Rights, So Why Do We Pretend That They’re Under Attack In Worcester?
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So the LGBT Pride groups held their annual parade in Worcester and other places this weekend, which is lovely. At Turtleboy we are 100% in favor of gay rights and always have been. When I look at Tom Brady sometimes, I even contemplate switching teams. Just sayin.
Anyway, we’re all about equal rights for all. But the good news is that when it comes to equality, no one is less oppressed than gay people in Worcester in particular. Just to review:
- City Manager Ed Augustus, who gets paid $250,000 a year for a job he is grossly unqualified for and was handed by his friends on the City Council, is gay.
- Pride week is widely supported by the mayor, state senators, US Congressman, and pretty much every other elected official.
- Paul Giorgio, who runs Mayor Joe Petty’s campaign, and owns Pulse Magazine, which shakes down every bar and restaurant in Worcester County to advertise in his free magazine, is gay.
- Turtlegram and Gazette columnist Dianne Williamson is gay.
- The City Council just passed a unanimous 11-0 resolution to support a statewide ban of conversion therapy.
- Lots of churches in Worcester proudly display the rainbow flag and are welcome and accepting of the gay community.
- The crosswalks in Worcester are painted for gay pride.
- Gay people are the kind of folks you want as your neighbors because in general they are doing well for themselves economically, they don’t commit crimes nearly as often as their heterosexual counterparts, and they don’t let their houses look like shit. I’m sure there are some gay ratchets out there, but I’ve yet to see it with my own eyes.
- The Pride flag flies in front of City Hall.
So just to review, the gay community in Worcester has significant influence and power politically, economically, religiously, and in the media. And once again, this is all great. We’re very happy to live in a community that doesn’t treat people like second class citizens because of who they choose to be with.
So here’s my question – why are we pretending like gay people are oppressed? Because that’s certainly the tone that’s being set at the Pride events:
“Whereas it’s the birthright of all citizens to be able to live to the fullest extent possible,” Mayor Petty said. “We realize that this is not possible until all citizens share equal rights and do not live in fear because of their sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation.”
Equal rights? What rights do gay people not have in Worcester? Please, enlighten me. The gay community has influence and a voice in the media through Dianne Williamson. They’re politically active and have influence in who gets elected. Paul Giorgio’s gay mafia threatens local businesses that advertise on Turtleboy Sports. The guy who holds the most powerful and highly paid position in the city is a member of the gay community. No one who matters or has any sort of influence is vocally opposed to gay rights. So in what way do gay people in Worcester not share equal rights or live in fear? Oh right, they don’t.
But it comes back to this:
Local entertainer and host of New England’s first LGBTQ television show “New England Pride TV” Dale LePage was the co-grand marshal from the Pride Day event, along with Tommy Connelly of Orlando, Fla., who is a survivor of the June 12, 2016 massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub, in which 49 people were killed.
Newsflash – that guy who killed 49 people in Orlando was likely a closeted gay man who was fighting back his urges because he’s a member of the most anti-gay religion that has ever existed – Islam. The same religion that for whatever reason is more defended by the SJW community than any other religion.
The bottom line is that thanks to the oppression Olympics, it’s become fashionable to pretend that you’re being oppressed. But gay people are not oppressed by the government, and neither is anyone else in Worcester.
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