In fact, some would even consider the idea a contradiction in terms. The first collection of short stories by working-class queer, gay, and bisexual men, Everything I Have Is Blue is a rich and long-overdue contribution both to the burgeoning field of working-class studies and to LGBTIQ fiction. In Everything I Have Is Blue are love stories and stories of lives gone wrong; narratives of hope and songs of despair; tales of revenge and chronicles of redemption. In short, Everything I Have Is Blue showcases a literature of depth and complexity that brings much-needed color to the palate of queer cultural and literary identity.
Queensland Nationals Senator Ron Boswell has injected the issue of class into the gay marriage debate, saying blue-collar workers do not support same-sex marriage. The senator's comments came as Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave the go-ahead for a debate on gay marriage to be held in the first week of December next year, following a motion proposed by Greens MP Adam Bandt. The year-old senator said a "weak, rudderless, frightened" Labor Party was at the beck and call of Greens extremists he branded the "One Nation of the Left". He said Labor's attempts to claw back liberal inner-city voters lost to the Greens would ultimately alienate the working class, once "the bread and butter of the old Labor Party". There lies the problem for the Labor Party. Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays national spokeswoman Shelley Argent said the senator's comments were nonsensical. It is nonsense to think that blue-collar workers are not lesbians and gays themselves, or that blue-collar workers are not parents, friends or relatives of lesbians and gays.
Over the last few years, the face of anti-gay bias in the workplace has evolved from that of overt discrimination to one of more subtle prejudices, said Jon Davidson, head of the Los Angeles office of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, a gay advocacy group. Several years ago, many employers might fire a gay employee or turn a blind eye to harassment by co-workers, Davidson said. Today such obvious bias is rare, because of changing attitudes and laws forbidding anti-gay discrimination.
Top definition. Do not fuck with us. Blue collar does NOT simply refer to working class people. A white collar worker may also be a member of the working class.