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Resistance, Perseverance, and the Future of Queer

An essay in the January edition of Harper’s Magazine explored the trajectory of social change in the GLBT community. Having won the fight for marriage equality, the author seemed to suggest, had tamed the previously wild and outrageous action of the gay community. No longer employing the tactics of ACT UP, it seemed that everyone was settling into assimilation into the straight world. We’ll consider what it means to persevere, and how to keep it real.