My sister once made a profound observation to me, and a recent trip to www.urbanoutfitters.com made me remember it. All she said was that she is upset at the fact that gay people stole the rainbow from the rest of the world. You can’t wear anything remotely close to a combination of the colors in a rainbow before people will think that you’re trying to get some kind of message across in gay code. Hell, you don’t even see Lucky Charms commercials like that any more. Lucky the Leprechaun got tired of folks harassing him, talking about they want to put his purple hearts, orange stars, blue moons and green clovers in their mouths. He went on strike. Toucan Sam is also looking into getting his beak painted one color now.
But yeah, I saw a pair of shoes on the site and I thought to myself, “They aren’t bad…But dammit, that’s a rainbow.
I get enough of the wrong kind of attention as is(if you don’t believe me, read the comments section from the R.I.P. entry a couple of weeks ago). Regardless of how good the shoes may look on my feet, the rainbow would make folks think that I am trying to pass along some kind of hidden gay message.
It’s a damn shame that men and women can no longer wear anything with a rainbow on it before folks start thinking they’re into the same sex. Since it’s too late to do anything about the rainbow, I propose that gay folks make their next symbol something that straight people will not miss. I say that the next new gay symbol should be Leopard Print. That way, you still get to be “flamboyant” and “fierce,” yet us straight people with a sense of style will not care about having to leave that look alone for the rest of our lives. Just a thought…Tweet