PETA, which has garnered an deluge of headlines in recent years, wants to cozy up to the gays in a cheeky new blog post titled "Six Reasons Why PETA's Gay." We love the snarky tone of the list but want to know what you think about their new LGBT outreach.
First off, the six reasons PETA believes it's sooooo gay are:
1. Cruelty is a drag. Long before the current flock of RuPaul wannabes ruled the airwaves, PETA enlisted drag divas—including Lady Bunny, Lypsinka, and Flotilla DeBarge—to shed some light (and throw some shade) on animal abuse.
2. Give a gal a break. PETA has always been a lesbian haven—fromEllen DeGeneres to k.d. lang to Sara Gilbert—even before they come out!
3. Can you make out our message? PETA's famous make-out tourshave not only been girl-on-girl but also guy-on-guy, because allvegetarians make better lovers—no matter whom you love.
4. Pride in our work. PETA's Oakland office is a fixture in San Francisco's legendary annual Pride Parade, but instead of tossing beads (which wouldn't go with what you're wearing, anyway), they toss literatureabout the benefits of a vegan diet.
5. You can hear a name drop. With apologies to Logo, our famous friends include the crème de la crème of the real gay A-list. (Reichen and Rodiney? Girl, please.) Perez Hilton, Martina Navratilova, Lance Bass, and Tim Gunn are just a few of the celebs whose love—of justice for animals—dare speak its name.
6. Closets are for clothes—as long as they're not made from fur, leather, or wool. The staffs of PETA and the PETA Foundation include plenty of out-and-proud LGBT folks, from yours truly to PETA's senior (but eternally young) V.P. of campaigns, Dan Mathews, who was named one of Out magazine's "Power 50" and whose exploits—including an attempt to turn leather men into pleather men—are detailed in his witty memoir, Committed.
What do you think of PETA and its attempt to woo the LGBT?