Wrapping Up Pride 2023

Ben Kawaller adds: “If the gay activism I grew up with was about securing equal rights, LGBTQ+ activism looks more like a cultural project aimed at reforming our ideas about gender and sexuality. It also doesn’t seem to be able to help itself from looking absurd.”

Andrew Sullivan makes a similar point:

Below, progressive activists want Republicans to be anti-gay.

And now this!

6 Comments for “Wrapping Up Pride 2023”

  1. posted by Edward TJ Brown on

    1. How many people who come out of the proverbial woodwork each Pride season to BITC* actually are willing to donate their time and money to organize their own Pride?

    2. Andrew Sullivan lost most of his credibility, with me, after shilling for big pharma and partaking in unsafe sex (while being the champion of virtue). I still read his book Virtually Normal now and again, but his credibility is pretty much shot.

    • posted by Agee on

      Your comment doesn’t address the issues raised in the post – activists pushing an agenda (yes, the word fits) that undermines the equality gains that gays and lesbians have struggled for and achieved.

      • posted by Edward TJ Brown on

        And you totally dodged my reasonable and all-American criticism.

  2. posted by acoolerclimate on

    I’ve been researching this topic and becoming caught up in it myself. This whole issue is making me more conservative, although I was liberal my whole life. It’s driving me crazy that gay is now being defined as same gender attracted and not same sex. I’ve been longing for the 90’s lately.

  3. posted by Jorge on

    “Everyone gets to decide their gender identity for themselves and this designation can also change over time.”

    Can you imagine if someone tried to make such an incoherent claim about being gay?

  4. posted by Edward TJ Brown on

    Someday, being gay or straight will probably be a choice. If I may put on my sci-fi hat on.

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