I'm going to preface this by saying that it's late and I'm highly irritated; I apologize if I slip and say something that mightbe held against me. As far as the Bechedel comic went, I wasn't really a fan of it, but I do get the point. As a piece of representative literature attempting to prove that lesbians are normal citizens, it was very effective. Now on to Tyra. I am not for a minute surprised by the sniping between the 'representatives' for the GLBT community. Ignoring Tyra's talent for stunt casting, there is honestly a lot of strife inside the GLBT community (in my opnion and experience). And this is only a small subsection of the community. The GLBTQQA is much more diverse than is seen here.
I agree with an earlier post that these categories (GLBT) could be classified as separate communities in some aspects. Yesterday while in a safe space on campus I heard the beginning of a conversation that went something like, "All gays hate bisexuals. Just fact." Not to mention the fact that labeling people like cattle is already a profoundly stupid idea, it is designed to pick at the divisions present in the community. The need to label other people for our own comfort is something that exists in every community. The attack on the 'straight acting' gay man and lesbian honestly annoyed the hell out of me. The whole thing did.