It’s gay pride month again, that time of the year when all the media gives an account of the “state-of-the-gay”. Yet, this year everybody seems to have relaxed a little bit, stepped back and respected other people choices. Suddenly, gay was not that bad anymore. Even President Obama pleads for same sex marriage “Americans may be still evolving when it comes to marriage equality, but as I’ve indicated, personally Michelle and I have made up our minds.” Mr. President decides to endorse gay marriage, a turning point for gay people, because they have a word to say in his victory. Indeed, Americans still have to make up their own mind, but sure thing is that we have progressed a lot regarding gays, and of course, the entertainment biz is the first one to endorse it (prime time TV shows, music, films, fashion, etc).
Whenever speech or movement or behavior or objects exhibit a certain deviation from the most direct, useful, insensible mode of expression or being in the world, we may look at them as having a ‘style’. – Susan Sontag
Opinionators see gay culture as an expression of being different through style, positioning themselves in opposition to straight society. But as far as I’m concerned, understanding this culture through style its wrong and shallow, emptied of meaning. Its not about being against something, or gender deviant style, or congenital abnormalities, its about being the way you are. As we all are. And I also believe that some of us are actually struggling about parts of themselves facing their own acceptance problems.
We’ve been fighting about gay marriage for what, 15-20 years now. Is there any evidence that fighting gay marriage is contributing to a greater appreciation among the broad society of the marital institution? Is there any evidence that the re-institutionalization of marriage is happening as a result of opposing gay marriage? And the best answer I can give to that is ‘no.’ – David Blankenhorn
Cover books are like people, some of the best are gay.