Monthly Archives: July 2013

Identity Politics: Battery No Longer Included

[caption id="attachment_2566" align="alignleft" width="300"] Yonge St. is just black and white without Pride[/caption] While it’s still fresh in my mind, I want to say something about identity politics, alienation, and inclusiveness. I have argued that Pride depends for its relevance on its undiluted gayness.  To maintain this quality of spectacle, it should keep straight folk…
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When Gay Was Gayer

[caption id="attachment_2569" align="alignleft" width="283"] Proud Anglicans, sensible sunhats, really.[/caption] Remember when the Pride celebrations made straight people anxious?  Speaking as a lardy, middle-aged, breeder, the bane of gay folk in a social setting, I do.  For one hot summer weekend, we knew that lawlessness would grip Toronto’s gay ghetto and all hell would break out.…
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