To my chums at Yes on 1

Hello, my good friends. I hope this message finds you well.

Look, I know that we're totally on opposite sides of the whole "treating gays and lesbians like real human beings" question, but that doesn't mean that we can't all get along, right? So, in the spirit of camaraderie, I offer the following advice:

You might want to rethink your ad buying strategy. Because, the thing is, I think your fear-mongering, misleading, poorly-produced ad probably doesn't have much of a chance with the people who are tuning in to watch Glee. Seeing your ad is probably a buzz-kill for them, and a waste of money for you.

You probably don't watch Glee, do you? Pity, really, what with all the fun singing and dancing and such. If you did, you'd probably be more aware of how painfully ironic your ad was, airing during last week's episode. The episode pretty much defines why you've lost the war, even if you win the battle in Maine this November. In it, the very, very gay character manages to:

1) Remain very, very gay,
2) Become the hero of a football game,
3) Convince the other members of the football team to do a dance routine to "Single Ladies," and
4) Come out to his football-loving father.

And we, the audience, are clearly meant to applaud all of this as the meet and proper outcome. So, sorry fellows, but you just can't win in a world where our popular entertainments resolve that way. We may lose in a couple of months, but it will be ever so close, and we'll win in the future.

So go ahead and run your ads. They'll be relics in history's dustbin, just like the angry white faces yelling at black children as they walked to school. And me? I'll sit back and watch the dancing.


  1. Good on ya. This is how laws should be changed, by changing public opinion, not judicial fiat.

  2. That was one of the gayest gay, gay episodes of gay TV I've ever seen.

  3. I agree that public officials should be voted in by the people. But civil rights, whether race, sexual orientation, gender, etc., should NOT be about public opinion. If all laws were about public opinion, black people would still be slaves and women wouldn't be allowed to vote. Civit rights should be granted by the courts as our Declaration of Independence states "all men are created equal".