Friday, March 22, 2013

Not what you might think …

… Just What Is 'Gay Culture' In 2013? - Forbes. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)


…  if one could not precisely demarcate the limits of gay culture, there was no question that it existed. It was part of mainstream culture, and yet not. It had a long and noble heritage, reaching back to the likes of Michelangelo and Marlowe (if not to Shakespeare himself). It had flourished despite the reality of the closet, and indeed the closet itself played a key role in shaping its distinctive nature. The closet demanded subtlety, indirection; it required that an artist tell the truth, but tell it slant. By indirections, find directions out.

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