Homo Umm…No Comment.
posted by June 20 at 11:53 AMon
Photo Credit: Scott Aitken, www.ScottPix.com.
Random strangers cc me on the most peculiar shit sometimes…
To the organizers of Seattle Pride 2007:
Pride weekend in Seattle. It’s not of high importance on my list annual celebrations, though maybe it should be, and The Stranger’s awards this year surely will bring to life the tattered cultural significance of years past. I am a proponent of change and welcome the celebration to the so-called “heart” of this city.
My desire for progress and a relevant Pride celebration leaves me to wonder why SOAP, who also seem to want positive change, would choose to have Mark Finley host our parade again. Mark Finley is by far an inappropriate ambassador for and of, in his own words, “the Community.”
Last year I saw a rebroadcast of the parade. “Mom” Finley” could not control himself, appeared to be drunk, and to say it as clearly as possible: MADE A FUCKING FOOL OF HIMSELF AND ALL OF QUEERDOM IN A VERY PUBLIC AND HUMILIATING WAY—- declaring himself to be THE voice of gayness. Do you remember his incoherent and vulgar mumbling followed by bursts of screeching while gawking at young men on broadcast television? How he talked about his HIV medicine (“Mom’s meds”) and tried to dig through his bag to find it and had to be cut off? Can you recall how he told the world that all gay men call sailors “mattresses” (WTF?), and that all of the women in the parade (baring lesbians) were men? That’s right Mark! Way to reinforce those stereotypes! Fuck.
And the newscasters …You could see it in their eyes, their disgust with the blabbering fool. And it pained me to watch as they nervously had to manage all Mark’s inappropriate and wandering remarks and actions.
Please (SOAP)! Don’t do this to us again!
Well. Whatever. God knows I don’t have anything to say about that.
Now please to be experiencing this photographic montage of the life of Mark Finley that he, um, apparently created himself.