“Twinks4Trump”: Contrarianism, Wilde, Decadence, and the Future of Queer Politics
Decadence / Rants and Raves

“Twinks4Trump”: Contrarianism, Wilde, Decadence, and the Future of Queer Politics

Happy Gay Pride, friends! Happy BIG 50 to the Stonewall Riots! I mean, Uprising. No, I mean, Rebellion! Yes, rebellion! The New York Times recently provided a series of pieces on the many conflicting narratives about Stonewall. Who threw the first brick–or stone–or rock–or coins? Surely, it wasn’t Roland Emmerich’s cornfed midwestern white boy laughably … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams’ Search for the Blue Fairy Playlist
How to Be Gay / Music / Role Models

Filthy Dreams’ Search for the Blue Fairy Playlist

“This homosexual dream of perfect metaphysical union is not so much a reflected heterosexual ideal as it is the compensation for having wept in the darkness.” (Thomas Yingling, Hart Crane and the Homosexual Text, quoted in Heather Love, Feeling Backward) Long, long ago, Leo Bersnai formulated a theory of the impossibility of queer desire: queer … Continue reading