Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Heteronormativity and the Myth of the 'Gay Lifestyle'

“…the gay lifestyle is incompatible with happiness and fidelity in human relations.” British broadcast journalist Simon Fanschawe.
How many times have we heard that expression, the "gay lifestyle". What, exactly, is it? We know what our detractors say, we're promiscuous and immoral and obsessed with sex and youth. We're all fundamentally flawed, broken; the gay lifestyle is incompatible with happiness. We're deeply, deeply miserable (excuses for) human beings who adopt a happy, campy air in order to sucker the next generation into our vast whirlpool of misery and self-loathing. The gay lifestyle is nothing if not self-propagating.

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