Some NHL player I’ve never heard of says he gay and it’s literally a national headline.
Luke Prokop, a third-round pick of the Predators in the 2020 draft, has become the first NHL prospect to come out as gay.https://t.co/IOXbfMBwf7
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July 19, 2021
Amend that. This isn’t even an NHL player. This is a third-round prospect that we’re now all supposed to be celebrating because of where he likes to dip his stick.
Seriously. What are we “celebrating” here? What is the purpose of this announcement? This isn’t 1980. When is the last time the word “gay” shocked you or anybody? We’re so over “gay” that the celebrity set has had to move to “non-binary” in order to create some sort of punk rock-lite shock value for their careers. We’re so over “gay” that the new hotness is “trans” which basically erases the big deal of “gay” anyway. If gender isn’t real then neither is homosexuality.
We’re so over “gay” that there is an entire, failed cable channel dedicated to it (they’re still around but for obvious reasons they could not make the numbers on gay programming alone). We’re so over “gay” that television shows and movies have so many gay characters they actually are overrepresented when put up against the real statistics (although, to be fair, they are not overrepresenting gay numbers within Hollywood itself, so it’s understandable they think their bubble represents America at large). Pride month has for some reason extended to multiple months – maybe because there is a federal Pride month and then every state seems to have their own as well? I don’t know but it seems like we never stop celebrating Pride month here in California. June was Pride month and we’re still celebrating Pride month and it’s the middle of July.
What was that one guy, the football player who was gay and we all had to pretend for five minutes that who he chooses to share his tight end with was more important than how good of a player he was?
*heads to Google because his name is
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