Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Gay Dads: Now A Thing

Having kids is now A Thing. It’s part of the mental map of young gays, along with small things like holding hands in public, something that still does not come naturally to me. I suspect if I had been born 20 years later, after all those bad tempered debates about the age of consent and Section 28 had been long forgotten, that brief recoil I have about gay dads wouldn’t exist.

Twenty years ago, Andrew Sullivan, the [right wing Catholic FB] British journalist transplanted to the US, wrote an influential book Virtually Normal, that made a conservative case for same sex marriage. His was a controversial view. Old gay libbers rejected marriage as an oppressive heterosexual institution, conservative gays (and there are plenty) thought it too radical and the great lump in the middle just thought it will never happen in my lifetime. Now, in what is the twinkling of an eye, same-sex marriage is part of the new normal, despite the occasional Ukippy belch of disapproval. The generational tectonic plates have slowly moved. Let’s cut a little slack to those who have a talent for espying the new black, but can’t see the new normal.

Robbie Millen, The Times.

Oh, by buggering Christ and Chomsky, who wants to be normal?

Fagburn is a bit perturbed by gay dads - but, get this - I DON'T CARE ABOUT THINGS THAT DON'T AFFECT ME!

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