…he 1960s is far from a done deal, and in some ways we’ve arguably backtracked on that conversation. While we’re miles ahead of where we were on many issues, most notably sexual assault, consent, and LGBTQ acceptance, we still have a veritable mountain of sexual hangups and neuroses that we have yet to unpack. It seems to me that a joyful (albeit better informed) return to the ethos of sex, drugs and rock ’n…
As an aside, we’ve made tremendous progress with LGBTQ rights, but as you’ve alluded to, we LGBTQ activists and thinkers have largely abandoned the sort of sexual liberty quest that our movement began with.
The activists from the GLF and GAA of the 1970s would barely understand the priorities and goals of queer thinkers today. They wouldn’t understand the push to mainstream and adopt puritanical values.