A number of you passed along this link for the “12 Funniest Items of Confederate Flag Memorabilia.” While I got a kick out of the Confederate flag toilet paper and “sexy, fiery Confederate flag,” I have to say that the gay pride flag t-shirt takes the cake. Actually, the blending of a symbol that has become so closely identified with conservative white men and even bikers, along with the colors of the gay community raises a number of questions.
Is it possible for gay men to openly express their pride in Confederate heritage?
Would the discovery of an individual’s sexuality threaten their standing as a legitimate member of the Confederate heritage community?
Were there any gay Confederate soldiers?
Were there any gay Confederate officers?
Were there any gay Confederate politicians?
What was the frequency of gay sexual encounters in Confederate ranks during the war and were those parties any less Confederate?
Were there any gay “Christian Warriors” in Confederate ranks? Could there be a gay Christian Warrior in Confederate ranks? [After all, status as a slaveholder doesn’t seem to be a problem for some.]