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For The Straight Folks Who Don't Mind Gays But Wish They Weren't So Blatant

This song is by Pat Parker and appears on the compilation Lesbian Concentrate (1977).

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This last one -- I'll dedicate to our good sister Anita.

It's called: For the straight folks who don't mind gays but wish they weren't so blatant.

You know, some people got a lot of nerve. Sometimes, I don't believe the things I see and hear.

Have you met the woman who's shocked by two women kissing, and in the same breath, tells you that she's pregnant? But gays shouldn't be blatant.

Or this straight couple sits next to you in a movie, and you can't hear the dialogue 'cause of the sound effects. But gays shouldn't be blatant.

And the woman in your office spends your entire lunch hour talking about her new bikini drawers and how much her husband likes them. But gays shouldn't be blatant.

Or the hip chick in your class rattling a mile a minute -- while you're trying to get stoned in the john -- about the camping trip she took with her musician boyfriend. But gays shouldn't be blatant.

You go in a public bathroom, and all over the walls there's John loves Mary, Janice digs Richard, Pepe loves Delores, etc. But gays shouldn't be blatant.

Or you go to an amusement park, and there's a tunnel of love, and pictures of straights painted on the front, and grinning couples coming in and out. But gays shouldn't be blatant.

Fact is, blatant heterosexuals are all over the place. Supermarkets, movies, at work, in church, in books, on television, every day and night, every place -- even in gay bars. And they want gay men and women to go hide in the closets.

So to you straight folks, I say -- sure, I'll go, if you go too. But I'm polite -- so after you.

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