In other news, the American music ‘industry’ reaches the same imaginary problems the UK music industry tackled in the mid-80s. Culture Club, Erasure and Bronski Beat welcome you…
It is interesting – the different between American and European culture. In Europe, the path to gay equality has been in a number of small decisions slowly building up and resulting in an uncontroversial, popular acceptance of equal rights and non-discrimination.
In the States United, it seems to be seen as a much larger ‘struggle’ or ‘movement’ – a big revolution rather than continuous gentle evolution.
I should add – that when I say uncontroversial, there remains controversy but there is no big public movement or constituency that has any real prospect of reversing the equal rights so far achieved.
Here in the States, it’s a “movement” because we are, quite unfortunately, saddled with our Puritan background and these damned “Born Again” Christians.
The big problem with ‘Born Again’ Christians, as opposed to old-fashioned Catholics (and Europeans in general) is that they see no value in hypocrisy – which is a necessary oil to keep the train moving.
In America, I have the impression shooting a male dancer would be seen as the norm, creating little controversy, but kissing one is an outrage. America – you can send people into space – surely you sort this out?
Less than an hour after the first Adam Lambert & Queen concert in London, Adam Lambert & his friends were seen wearing RESPECT bands for GRIN Campaign and tweeting pictures to promote anti-bullying and LGBT equality in education! https://twitter.com/saulikoskinen1/status/223177818987700225/photo/1/large
His is obviously truly commuted to the fight for equality and credit to him for that.
He was wearing these GRIN Campaign RESPECT bands: http://www.grincampaign.com/Blog/Entries/2012/7/12_RESPECT_Wristbands.html
I would live to see a million LGBT people march on Washington to show that we’re queer and we’re here. Get used to it!
Remember the old films of black civil rights activists crammed into the Mall? LGBT people should do the same.
I lived in the States for 10 years between 1985-1995 – we did the march on Washington – unfolded the AIDS quilt – and yet America was still slow to move on HIV treatment.
I have a different take on Adam Lambert. I’ve been blogging about him for a tear and making psychic predictions about him since he appeared on American Idol.
I had an epiphany on 7/13/2012 that Adam would do more than just entertain us and would do more than be a leader in the LGBT community.
“The Love Movement”, for lack of a better name at this time, will be lead by Adam and usher us into the new age beginning 12/21/2012. If you want to read more, check out LOL-Psychi .com