Experience first, then theory

I was struck recently by something Holly Boswell wrote in 1997 (at least, it was published then, she may have written it long before). Holly lives around these parts… in fact, I saw her today at a barbecue… though I neglected to introduce myself, I suppose she’s somewhat of a local celebrity, and I’m sometimes … Continue reading

Freaks Talk Back

In 1999, Joshua Gamson’s book Freaks Talk Back was published. Here’s a quote: middle-class activists are moving toward the demonstration that gay people are regular, civilized, unthreatening, reasonable, conforming folks (186)