Earlier this month, our program hosted a discussion on sexual liberation. What started as a discussion about cultural taboos and sexual tastes, quickly became a discussion on how our LGBT community cannibalizes its own. It seems to come up in most discussions that I have with gay men – no one seems to be more critical and abusive of gay men than gay men themselves.
So, why do we do it?
Those who know me, know that I’m a huge fan of all things pop culture. I love music, movies and television – and I can expound on this useless trivia ad nauseum. During the discussion, there was a voice that kept ringing in my head. It was the somber alto of Karen Carpenter, and she kept crooning “can’t we stop hurting each other?”