Skip to comments.The Tyranny of the 'Gay Magical Elves'
Posted on 06/03/2013 8:10:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Almost overnight, the gay community has gained two new icons: Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau, the Frenchmen who married in the southern city of Montpellier on Wednesday, in the centre of a political firestorm.
From one point of view, the whole thing was rather quotidian. The grooms wore dark suits and ties, and were married in Montpellier city hall. The ceremony was conducted by the Socialist mayor Helene Mandroux, and the music included songs by Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. If you took away the heavy security presence and the frenzied media attention (the wedding was broadcast live on national television), this was just a wedding, like any other. No sequins. No feather boas. None of that.
This lack of showiness suited the grooms' personalities. Autin, 40, works for the Montpellier tourist office. His husband, Boileau, 30, a civil servant from Essonne, near Paris, only discovered his homosexuality in 2006, when he met Autin at a gathering of fans of the talent show pop star Christophe Willem. They met; they fell in love; they married. That's all there was to it: nothing could be more remote from the world of Glee and glitter.
Which brings me to the gay novelist Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho, who a couple of weeks back wrote a highly contentious article in Out Magazine entitled "In the reign of the gay magical elves".
"The reign of The Gay Man as Magical Elf," he wrote, "who whenever he comes out appears before us as some kind of saintly ET whose sole purpose is to be put in the position of reminding us only about Tolerance and Our Own Prejudices and To Feel Good About Ourselves and to be a symbol instead of just being a gay dude, is lamentably still in
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They were not married, they had a sham marriage.
“His husband” - /gag
They had songs in English? Sacre bleu that’s the worst thing about this!
The new Reign of Terror has become