"For Straight Folks Who Don't Mind gays, but Wish They Weren't So Blatant"

You know, some people got a lot of nerve,
Sometimes I don't believe things I see and hear.
Have you met the women who was shocked by two woman kissing
And in the same breath tells you she's pregnant?
But gays shouldn't be so blatant.

Or the straight couple, sits next to you in a movie
And you can't hear the dialogue 'cause of the sound effects.
But gays shouldn't be so blatant.

And the woman in your office
Spends your whole lunch hour talking about her new bikini drawers and how much her husband likes them.
But gays shouldn't be so blatant.

Or the hip chick in your class
Rattling a mile a minute
While your trying to get stoned in the john,
About the camping trip she took with her musician boyfriend.
But gays shouldn't be so blatant.

You go to the public bathroom, and all over the walls
There's "John loves Mary", "Janice digs Richard", "Pepe loves Delores", etc.
But gays shouldn't be so blatant!

Or you go to the amusement park, and there's the tunnel of love
And the pictures of straights painted on the front
And grinning couples coming in and out.
But gays shouldn't be so blatant.

Fact is, blatant heterosexuals are all over the place.
Supermarkets, movies, at work, in church, in books, on television
Every day and night.
Everyplace.  Even in gay bars.
And they want gay men and woman to go hide in the closets.

So to you straight folks I say
Sure, I'll go...if you go, too.
But I'm polite-
So, after you.

-Pat Parker

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