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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ease off the Haterade, Son!

I don't understand why there are so many hateful people out there. Life is not as fun when you're busy hating people and don't take the time to enjoy living.

Now, I know I'm hyper critical and judgmental, but that doesn't mean I'm hateful. Don't get it twisted! Hating a person is an entirely different thing than identifying someone's flaws and
exploiting them for a cheap laugh. That's how I roll.

I recently found out my friend Jesse Dane was receiving hate mail from people, in the form of insane rants asking how many people he's infected with HIV. He wrote a whole blog posting about it. Maybe I'm overly sensitive to the issue because a good friend of mine died of AIDS this year. But who are these people who have the time to harass other people about their health status?! What is their deal??

First of all, people need to shut the fuck up. Anyone living with HIV has way bigger things to deal with than reading through hateful emails, so it's unfortunate that idiots feel compelled to send them. Secondly, it's amazing how these emails are based on almost no facts or evidence at all. What, do these people think they're writing a blog?? You can't send hateful shit without some sort of factual evidence to back up your claim. That's just common sense, to me. And regardless, people should worry less about what others are doing and worry about what they're doing. Fix yourself before you try to fix others! What is this, America?? Like, we'll up and invade a country (without even stealing its oil!) to 'save' it from a dictator, MEANWHILE our country is being run by a de facto dictator?? Yeah. Makes sense.

So in conclusion, put down the Haterade and start sippin on some fresh squeezed lemonade. The sourness of the lemon will pucker your lips, which will help you to SHUT THE FUCK UP!


  • Jesse Dane is a friend of mine. I've been so impressed by how honest and upfront he is about his HIV status in all facets of his life. The infection can bring with it a lot of social baggage on top of the medical issues - embarrassment, the risk of being stigmatized, and so forth. I wouldn't blame anyone for wanting to be discrete about that. But Jesse never has, not since I've known him at least. He's always been forthright and honest, and I'm impressed by that.

    By Anonymous Kevin @ BGFH, at 12/10/2006 12:52 AM  

  • I like the term you used: Haterade. Maybe it's old and I've just led a sheltered life, but I'm going to adopt it...

    By Anonymous Kevin @ BGFH, at 12/10/2006 12:58 AM  

  • Me again.

    I just read Jesse Dane's blog entry. I thought at first you were referencing an older entry about false rumors of bareback porn.

    As the person who brought both Jesse and Brent Corrigan on stage together for a charity fundraiser, it saddens me that somehow that is being used against Jesse. Yeah, Brent did bareback porn, but that was a long time ago. And SO WHAT? It wasn't like Brent and/or Jesse were having sex at the fundraiser (or outside of it, for that matter). Jesse came in drag, and I'm pretty sure Brent never even knew who the boy was behind the make-up.

    Jesse expressed fears beforehand that the association could haunt his career, but then decided that performing in drag shouldn't be a concern. How sad and how utterly pathetic that it's now being used against him.

    Our fundraiser raised five grand for a poor, struggling LGBT nonprofit that without that fundraiser wasn't going to be able to make payroll that month for its desperately underpaid staff. Their efforts helped people get paid, people who struggle every day to save lives of LGBT people in life-threatening, critical situations. And some people want to find something evil in that? That's utterly shameful.

    By Anonymous Kevin @ BGFH, at 12/10/2006 4:51 AM  

  • Ignorant people are shameless. That's just how it goes.

    It's great that you were able to raise that much money for the non-profit. That's the difference between people -- those who help others and those who cut others down.

    By Blogger gothamwhore, at 12/15/2006 1:17 AM  

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