The Gay Generational Divide Is Bigger Than Ever!
To celebrate it, I devoted this week's column to an intergenerational conversation about how young gays don't talk to older gays, but they certainly should--to learn about all the protesting, passion, and suffering that paved the way for today's rights and representations.
I conversed with a 22-year-old dancer (Jason Wise, below) who informed me that, while I grew up with not much of anything positive gaywise, the yay-gay stuff he's come of age into isn't always something to throw confetti about.
In fact, it has a dark side:
*People using it to get attention;
*Haters resenting the progress and fighting back;
*And a general false air of safeness and complacence.
Our resulting dialogue is stimulating and eye opening, discarding a lot of assumptions you might have made about young-versus-old LGBTs and replacing them with fascinating facts.
And the most astounding thing of all is that you will still be proud.