Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Thought For The Day: Dan Savage

“I think it’s gotten worse for gay teenagers. One of the advantages I enjoyed at school 30 years ago that you could fly under the radar.
“I was a weird kid with no interest in girls, I liked musicals and I liked to bake and I like to read and people did not automatically assume I was gay.
“Nowadays, there’s an awareness… that an interest in musicals, an interest in baking and a disinterest in girls if you’re a boy - case closed, you’re a fag.”

Dan Savage, the writer and activist behind the It Gets Better Project, quoted on Australia's News.com.au

(He's right of course - what Fagburn finds interesting is how often you see things like this now where homosexuality is defined not in sexual, but cultural terms...)

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