I can’t seem to blog any more

June 27th, 2011 | Uncategorized

But I wanted to tell you about our pal June’s series about gay bars on Slate this week. In part two, she collects stories from a bunch of lgbt writers about their first time in a gay bar. I have a little squib there about my frightening visit to Satan’s in Akron, Ohio.

June could not have asked for a better hook for her piece than the image of people at the Stonewall Inn over the weekend, cheering the passage of same-sex marriage in New York. If that’s where the modern gay rights movement began, perhaps that’s where it ended too. At any rate, if we continue racking up civil rights like this, it’s hard to imagine the institution of “pride” persisting much longer.

10 Responses to “I can’t seem to blog any more”

  1. Acilius says:

    “if we continue racking up civil rights like this, it’s hard to imagine the institution of “pride” persisting much longer.” Well, they still have St Patrick’s Day parades, long after the last “No Irish Need Apply” signs came down. Granted, if present trends continue, New York City might someday have fewer St Patrick’s Day parades, but you get my drift.

    “I can’t seem to blog any more”- I can sympathize with that feeling, not having posted anything on the web in two months. And I haven’t even won a Mellon.

  2. Dill says:

    They have some pretty awesome civil rights in Sweden, and there’s still Stockholm Pride.

  3. charmarchad says:

    Hi, techie Alison. (sp?) Not a big deal, but the “part 2” link only goes to the original article again. We can get through to p2 from there, but just fyi.

    [Fixed. –Mentor]

  4. Pam I says:

    I end up blogging flower photos. Sometimes I just need to share.

    ..and the pics of the rolling revolution get squeezed in somehow. Watch out for the teachers’ and civil servants’ strike this Thursday, 800,000 are due out, including me in my teaching hat.

  5. Kate L says:

    Acilius (#1) A.B. won a mellon? Why, that’s just wonderful! What kind was it – I like crenshaw mellons myself! What? (Kate hears other DTWOF bloggers calling her name.) Oh, A.B. won a Mellon? Well, then, that’s completely different*! What a prestigious honor, congrats A.B.!!! 🙂

    * – Who can name the original Saturday Night Live character from the 70’s that I’m quoting, there?

  6. Alex K says:

    We’ll always have Gay Shame…

  7. techzoid says:

    @Kate: Rosanne Rosanadana. But we’re just dating each other…

  8. Todd diLamuca says:

    Kate L#5, techzoid#7:
    Perhaps this is what started Kate L down this path in the first place, but today would have been Gilda Radner’s 65th birthday (June 28, 1946)

  9. Duncan says:

    I love you, Alison, but no. Racking up legal rights and benefits and privileges won’t end antigay bigotry, any more than racking up legal rights and benefits and privileges ended white racism, or sexism. It may help a bit, but changing the culture is a whole ‘nother project, and the gay rights movement has nothing much to do with it.

    But thanks for the idea: I’ve had trouble dragging myself to the blog post too, but you’ve given me an idea for a post I might be able to finish. ^_^

  10. Antoinette says:

    Aw, Alison, you shoulda come up to Miss Twiggy’s in Cleveland. It was a fun place.