I’m just going to straight up quote/unquote this rant from Youtube phenomenon Davey Wavey who wishes that younger gay men would show some “fucking respect” to older gay men:
“I am so sick and so tired of seeing young gay guys walk into a club, for example, I get so fired up about this, and they’ll be like, ‘Ew! That old creepy gay guy is so disgusting. He’s so gross. He looks like Santa Claus. Ew, he checked me out! Ew!’ Let’s think about this for a second. That creepy old gay man that looks like Santa Claus and the people of his generation are literally – literally! – the only reason that you can walk down the street in your pink fucking tank top, holding your boyfriend’s hand and not get your ass beat. OR that you could even be in a gay fucking club in the first place. It is because HE FOUGHT, AND SWEAT, AND BLED, AND MARCHED in rallies, and STOOD UP, so that the world that YOU live in is better than the world he grew up in.
And if you really do think that your fading, youthful beauty is God’s gift to the world, then consider the contributions that that man made that paved the way for an entire fucking movement. And yes, I get that he is old, and maybe you find him creepy, and maybe he checked you out, and maybe it even made you uncomfortable, but WHO GIVES A SHIT?
Every aspect of your stuck-up cocky gay world was built on the sacrifices that that man made. And yes, maybe he is old. But guess what? He cannot help his age. You on the other hand can help your attitude. So shut up and show some f*cking respect.”
Sing out, sister!
Listen to it in its entirety below. (via Towelroad)