[Locked to Est members]Brilliant legalisation ad for gay marriage.
If you know me, you'll know I'm not the marrying kind. And you know what? That's not the fucking point. Things don't have to affect me for me to say they're important.
But in a way this does anyway. Because yeah, I'm 46 and still single, still DJing all-night parties and that kind of shit. But you know what? That's not because I'm gay. I know straight guys in the business who were doing this back when I was still learning to play piano, and they're still up there every night. And yet you'd be amazed how many people think it is a gay thing, that only gay people party and sleep around and take drugs.
And how many people think that's all gay people do. I've seen people say "But they don't want
to get married, do they? I didn't think they did that sort of thing." Because the media image is the guy out clubbing every night, it's the sexless gay best friend in a chick flick, it's never the boy next door and his partner. Or the women who hooked up in the 70s and have been together ever since.
We're never going to win over the people who go "If we let gays marry, next thing people will be marrying dogs and children!". But the ones who are stuck in the past because of ignorance in the real sense, lack of knowledge, them? Yeah, I like to think we can.