For thirty-eight years, author Larkin Ellzey lived the quintessential Southern and American life in nearly every respect. Every respect but one: he is the last person on earth who wants to be gay, but he is, and there is nothing he can do to change it. As such, he wants to change the stigma that encompasses the natural occurrence of same-sex attraction.
In Callin’ Out the Gays, he highlights the backward reality of homosexuality and demonstrates how everyone—gay, straight, and in between—has handled the concept in a devastatingly wrong way. Focusing on the societal and political issues facing homosexual people, he proposes a swift shift in strategy and a plan for rebranding. Employing thought-provoking rationale, Ellzey presents a plea to utilize all resources in putting forward a campaign to improve the public’s misguided perception of homosexuality. On the other side of the spectrum, he questions the motives of straight people actively opposed to gay people, breaks down the flawed religious argument, and encourages gay people who are faking straight to help homosexuals out with their numbers issue.
With a little bit of humor, a dose of sarcasm, tons of pop culture and political references, and an age of the internet style, Callin’ Out the Gays offers Ellzey’s unique personal story in the form of a proposal to society for a refresher and a revived outlook—one focused on reasonability as well as accountability.