Bowen Yang was recently added to SNL, and I'm thrilled for him. I think it's wonderful and even though I'm not familiar with his work, good for him. However, I am not going to send praise or thanks to SNL for hiring a Gay Asian comic, especially since SNL has been notoriously homophobic over the years. This is from the Boston Globe in March 2018.
In an interview with the Daily Beast last week, openly gay comedian James Adomian accused “Saturday Night Live” of homophobia. “It would be nice if they put a gay man on camera on that show,” Adomian said. He auditioned unsuccessfully for “SNL” 13 years ago.
If you do a simple search, there's more along the lines of this article.
When I saw this story trending on Twitter, and everyone was praising SNL for hiring an Asian man for the first time, my first thought was what took them so long. My second thought was why are all these people coming from places of privilege so excited and why aren't they calling SNL out for waiting so long. I saw one straight women Tweet..."Yippe." And I will never understand that kind of straight white privilege. Never.
Here's a link to the Boston Globe Story.
How Lady Gaga Wants To Change the World
I totally agree with Lady Gaga on this one. In fact, I have made this theme about gender revolve around many of my most recent gay romance novels. I did it with Kendle's Fire, and it seemed to resonate with quite a few people. I've done it with other books, and I'm going to continue to do it because I think it's the future, and I think it's the right thing to do.
Here's what Lady Gaga had to say...
“I would like all gender identities to know very clearly that they are included, and never exploited, ever.
I want that little boy at home that might like to be called a girl to say, “Mommy, I want to wear Dynasty. It’s a Glam Attack.” And then Mommy goes, “Oh, my son wants to be called a girl, and he wants the Glam Attack.” And then she goes and she gets it for him. And he uses it. And then there’s a bond.Here's the link for this one. I love the whole concept.
How to be a Good Gay Bottom