Margaret Cho Says in Her World People are ‘Gay Until Proven Otherwise’
Margaret Moran Cho (born December 5, 1968) is an American comedian, fashion designer, actress, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho, of Korean descent, is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and political problems, especially those pertaining to race and sexuality. She has frequently supported LGBT rights and has won awards for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of women, Asians, and the LGBT community.
She’s using “gay” in the overall BLGT term.
She points out, “If you’re gay yourself, you’re looking for community, for connection. If you’re not gay, then what is that information important for? Is it to make a judgment about who that person is?”
The Style article called “The End of Gaydar” discusses the blurring of sexual identity. She kiddingly suggests that you can tell someone’s sexual identity by listening to their phone ringtone.
And, she adds, “In my world, everyone is gay and they remain gay until proven otherwise. I assume homosexuality always.”