The Gay Generational Divide Is Bigger Than Ever!

Categories: Gaaaaayyyyyy

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Happy Pride!

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.

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