This may touch off some controversy, but I read this quote from Roseanne Barr, and found myself agreeing with it. I am obviously not a right-wing gay basher (and neither is Roseanne), but I do wonder (as she does) why politically active gays seem to only be focused on "gay issues" and little else. Before getting worked up about the comment, please keep in mind that she said this on her radio show, while interviewing black lesbian activist Jasmyne Cannick.
"Never once in my 54 years have I ever once heard a gay or lesbian person who's politically active say one thing about anything that was not about them. They don't care about minimum wage, they don't care about any other group other than their own self because you know, some people say being gay and lesbian is a totally narcissistic thing and sometimes I wonder. I've never heard any of them say anything except for 'accept me 'cause I'm gay.' It's just, it's screwed. It's no different than the evangelicals, it's the same mindset. They want you to accept Jesus and you guys want us to all believe it's ok to be gay. And a lot of us, a lot of them, I do, I don't give a damn who anybody has sex with, as long as they're not underage and an animal. I don't give a damn, it's none of my damn business. I'm just sick of all the divisiveness, it's not getting any of us anywhere."