The most fascinating thing about the past 10 years of gay history is the major steps forward we've made DESPITE crap like this, not because of it.
The truth of gay life is that it's made up of the same wide range of folk as any other group... only the proportion of Dolce&Gabbana underwear to Prada sandals is considerably higher. What I mean by this is only that in any group, you've got the smart one, the cute one, the funny one, and two or three who are dumb as bricks but otherwise decent people. Then you've got one abysmal shit who feeds on the bottom. So, when you get 10 gay people together, the idea that ALL of them will be smart, responsible, and able to read between the lines is HIGHLY unlikely... just like in any group of random people you get together. You get 10 "smart" gays together, and trust me... they aren't pulling crap like this. Most of them don't have the TIME to do so, because they are running a company, making a public policy speech, writing an article, or teaching a graduate course in astrophysics. Imagine you breeders leaving your public performance to groups who were otherwise not gainfully employed OR employed in industries related to public performance (theatre, dance, etc.). Yeah, you'd be well represented.
Gays have been strange simultaneous victims of their own success; years spent trying to prove they're normal (and trust me, they are PAINFULLY normal)... coupled with structural activities and an identity built upon being a special, campy, somewhat countercultural flower. The inherent schizophrenia of the "movement" is revealed in its parades, but 20 years from now they will be like those meetings of old Southern ladies who get together on Friday's to discuss the latest news coming out of the Hoover Administration... an anachronistic rarity.