In some respects it's about loving an outsider and wanting to embrace it even while disparaging the things that make it amazing. Show 25 25 50 All. While the quilt is now a shrine to everyone who has died of the disease, and not just gay men, it is the closest thing we have to a museum and the best way to document all the lives that have past. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Dishing out gay cards is like telling people they aren't allowed to be gay because they haven't seen the requisite number of Glee episodes. It's our version of Colonel Sanders' secret recipe.
Even then it's still not infallible whenever European tourists are around.
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And if PDA public displays of agitation aren't your thing, there are plenty of causes that need fundraising, which can easily be done over brunch a gay art that somehow is not on this list.