Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Gay Generation Gap...

HERE is a good article that explores the 'gay generation gap', a divide between older gays who lived through the AIDS epidemic and younger ones who smile at protests and don't think anger has a place in the gay rights movement. The 'cultural language' many over-40 gays grew up learning so they could be admitted to the club is dead to young gays, and 'the notion of quasi-parental gay mentorship feels ancient'.

3 comments:

News Blog said...

Nice Post
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Darryl said...

Thanks for posting this for me Will!! I think that your readership will enjoy the article....

Powerman said...

Without "quasi-parental Gay mentorship," how are younger Gay guys going to avoid the self-destructiveness (drugs, alcohol, depression, suicide) promoted by their culture?

Like it or not kids, that hasn't changed but has only gotten worse.

The attitude cited has a simpler name: denial. Care for a cocktail?