Liberty Diner. Justin's reading the local gay newspaper, and calls everyone's attention to a particular article. It's called "A Wolf in Hero's Clothing." Three guesses as to who it's about. Ted's reading it: "'Is there anyone less deserving of this year's Gay and Lesbian Center's Outstanding Hero Award than Brian Kinney?'" Brian's like, the hell? Mike, who's reading another copy, continues, "'Mr. Kinney is a miserable example of a modern gay stereotype.'" Debbie, who also has a copy, continues, "'Totally promiscuous, completely vain' -- well, he's not wrong on that count." Brian and Justin frown at her. Ted picks up again: "'He can be found nightly in the back rooms of sex clubs.'" Vic adds, "'As for the young man he rescued from a violent assault, he is, in fact his eighteen year-old teenage lover.'" Brian frowns at Justin, "Is that you?" Snicker. Mike continues, "'The truth is --" Justin shocks, "'He is a pedophile'!" Well, technically, that's not true. But the situation is debated daily in the forums, so you be the judge. Vic picks it up, "-- deserving not our honor --" Debbie finishes, "'But our contempt'? Who the fuck is this Howard Bedwetter?" Ted corrects her that it's "Bellwether", and he happens to be the "gay social conscience of Pittsburgh." Ted listens to his radio show, and has read all of his books, and is, like, his biggest fan. Which is rather odd for a man who can't keep his hands off the joystick, or the rest of himself off Liberty Avenue, but did I forget to tell you that this week's hammer is Hypocrisy? Well, it is. Hope I haven't spoiled anything for you. Ted pats Brian on the shoulder and mockingly whispers, "Congratulations." Vic reads that Bellwether is also getting the Outstanding Gay Advocate award from the GLC. Brian finishes the article and throws it down in disgust. He says he's going to sue Bellwether. Michael tells him to calm down. Brian outrages, "He said I'm thirty-one. I'm thirty." Groan. Justin's shocked that Brian's not taking this more seriously, especially since Bellwether called Brian a child molester. Um, duh. As Brian points out, who would know better than Justin? Mike rolls his eyes and leaves, reminding Brian on his way out that they're supposed to meet at the convention that evening. And, you know, it's not like Howie didn't write anything that wasn't true. It's just besides the point. And while he's at it, why trash the organization that's also giving him an award? And how did Bellwether get all this info, anyway? One can only wonder. Is that an anvil teetering over my head? Again?
Queer as Folk U.S.
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Queer as Folk U.S.