My goal with this presumably final part of my "CHALLENGER" poetry series is to address the issue of ageism, while at the same time, tie in all parts of the series together.
You can try to deny it all you want, but the reality is that when gay media, especially gay male media, wants to give us a hero, they mostly shove either fashion labels or heterosexual females like Madonna, Kylie Minogue, and Lady Gaga down our throats as to being what and whom we gays should worship. However, when they finally decide to present us with some kind of gay male as a hero, gay media lately presents us with a younger, white male with model good looks.
These are normal acts that members of the LGBT community can do publicly today because of Harvey Milk, Larry Kramer, the heroes of the Stonewall Riots who would no longer tolerate the police harassing them, and countless others. But sadly, because of modern gay media, many don't know much about the heroes of the Stonewall Riots and those countless others (many who are female and people of color). We only know the names Harvey Milk and Larry Kramer, and not many more.
The bottom line of the CHALLENGER series is to point out how gay media heads need to focus more on presenting people who have and continue to tell the truth of what we need to hear to better our community. This is done by being smart enough to be blind to age, color, and gender. That as opposed to what most media heads sadly show themselves to do now. Which is gay male media heads being ass-wipes thinking more with their dicks and assholes, and lesbian media heads being twits thinking more with their twats. And until this changes, and the community stops following, their bad leads we will as a whole continue to be our own worst enemy.
So on that note, I finally close the CHALLENGER series, ...or have I?