Dodging the Mormon Bullet
Cardinal supports equality for same-sex relationships

Revolution vs. Reform

Warren Blumenfeld worries that the gay movement has lots its Stonewall revolutionary drive and settled for an accomodationist reformism.  That has been a worry of mine for some time.  I usually say I'm not part of the gay rights movement but of the queer liberation movement.  I worry that gay people will become accepted into the status quo but we will not revolutionarily alter the status quo.  The same sorts of problems have occurred in the civil rights and women's movements, where the legal equalities were mostly gained but the underlying social and cultural revolutions did not occur.  One might argue that these are occurring more slowly and over time, and accepting LGBT people into the mainstream will likely do the same.  But I'm not always sure.


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