Reality Adjustments

Gay Punks, Tired of Society’s Gay Acceptance, Long for Gay Rejection

Jul 18, 2019

LGBTQ Pride Month, observed in June, is celebrated around the world with parades and activism events. It is an affirming month for many LGBTQ folk, filled with inspiration and the hope that the gradual arc of the moral universe is long and bending toward justice.  Lifted by acceptance and inclusion, pride encourages many to come out and feel comfortable being who they really are.

This has not gone over well for gay punks, Bones Bush and Jagz McDeath. 

“Down with this corporate gay movement,” said Bones as he looked up from his copy of Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration by David Wojnarowicz.  “What happened to the radical gay?  We were supposed to take the nuclear bomb to the nuclear family.  Now JC Penny’s and Disney are standing in line to lick my asshole.”

“They domesticated us,” said Jagz, as he looked up from his copy of A Season in Hell by Arthur Rimbaud  “Corporate Gay has coopted us to focus on marriage and family.  What happened to all my drag queens and fags and sissies who sparked the Stonewall riot?  You want us to act down?”

Bones and Jagz wish to start a new movement called Gay Rejection.  Their Gay Rejection Manifesto calls for the violent upheaval of acceptance and an end to all that is sacred in the "skeleton sheep society."  Not Gay Rejection for the mere sake of being iconoclastic, but Gay Rejection to save "the raw and vulnerable beating of the libertine soul."

To which Bones’ dad replied “Sounds great, son!  I love you and Jagz for who you are.  I can't wait to post your Gay Rejection Manifesto in the Facebook group of my non-denominal church.  They’re going to love it!  Aww you two are so cute together.”

Last seen, Bones and Jagz were at the country club of Jagz's parents feeling irritated, having to sit through the praises of golfers who lovingly quoted their favorite Gay Rejection Manifesto passages by heart.

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