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  •  I didn't really follow a lot of what he's about (10+ / 0-)

    or why it would be important.  I understand some general trends and events and such, but I'm not sure what he feels the essence of those are.  It's probably one of those, you really have to read the book situations.

    One of the most interesting cultural changes generally is how much has been adopted by mainstream culture, especially so much camp, which doesn't necessarily equate to being nelly, but more a particular type of humor and interpretation of every day experience.

    It doesn't sound like perhaps he fully appreciates what I consider the enormous impact of the internet on gay identity and life generally.  From the ability of the young to understand themselves and have access to positive support
    from the It Gets Better series to lots of other information that many can't or won't ask, to the latent awakeners and bi-curious, to the older and alone individuals who need others for friendship and support.  And frankly for those who want the safest of safe sexual experiences which has become much more common.

    I didn't add much to the discussion but those of a couple of thoughts that come to mind.

    “April is the cruellest month, breeding/ Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/ Memory and desire, stirring/ Dull roots with spring rain." T.S. Eliot

    by blueoasis on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 06:29:21 AM PDT

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