They shouted, “fuck you faggots.” Let’s take them up on it.
For full coverage of the heinous, heartbreaking events of the weekend, there are many sites to visit. Since you are here at The Sword, I assume you’re looking for something else right now.
But some things, like those of the last 72 hours, reverberate all the way gay porn land. While GayPornLandia may seem like an unlikely call to action, it is both of those things. And it’s not the only one.
As The Sword co-founder, Mike Stabile, wrote for Huff Po, back in the 50’s, “Gay sexuality was dangerous and subversive, and any chance to speak it, explicitly or otherwise, was a strike for freedom and visibility.
It wasn’t political tracts, but pornography that provided most gay men with their first connection to — and awareness of — a larger gay culture.”
Early gay pornographers lived in a time when everything they did was illegal. The rolled the dice and became “the advance troops of our sexual revolution. For tens of thousands of closeted customers in small towns across the country, those early Falcon films were the ‘It Gets Better’ videos of their day.”
It took us decades to take the word “queer” back and turn it into a work of self-empowerment. We can’t do the same with “faggots” over night. But there’s plenty we can do.
Taking a page from the playbook of the early gay activists, rather than be halted by language intended to stop us, we can act on it.
The best way to fight gay slurs is by having gay sex. Whether it’s your favorite go-to scene you have saved or a new one you go find, have a gay orgasm and celebrate one aspect of the beauty of who we are.
From there, take broader action. Finally, have that uncomfortable talk with the hater you know. Look at the candidates for 2018 midterms and find one you can get behind. Or volunteer your time and/or money for a cause you believe in.
It other words, the time has come to cum, then go. Go do something. We’ll help you with the first part. The second part is up to you.
Be part of the solution, one orgasm and one deed at a time.