“I’ve found that because the gay community treats us poorly that enables the straight community to do the same, because their gay friends have de facto sanctioned it.” ~Micah Z. Kellner, out bisexual member of the New York State Assembly July 2009
Uh, WTF? Got the power balance a bit wrong, much?
I mean SRSLY, you can’t claim that gays and lesbians have more social power than heterosexuals. That’s both unconvincing and kind of insulting. If anything, gays and lesbians are participating in the monosexism sanctioned by the heterosexual culture, not the other way around.
I believe you have misinterpreted his comments. What he is saying is that when gay/lesbian people do not stand up for all their compatriots in the greater queer community and most especially when they work with the dominant culture to enforce a heteronormative paradigm that they are essentially collaborators with worst instincts of the straight culture in the oppression of the LGBTQ+ community.
Another example of this taken from relatively recent events in the USA would be when a major so called “gay rights” organization agreed to jettison trans* & gender variant people in return for an (ultimately illusory) “agreement” that a small cissexists/assimilationists subset of gay men and lesbian women would be given more “rights” and greater access power, money, et. al.