You make excellent points, Manuel Betancourt. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
I entirely agree with you that a sanitized sense of queerness is being promoted as an ideal in popular culture. I’d add that that ideal is often held up a sign that the struggle for LGBTQ dignity and equality is largely won already.
In reality, of course, nothing could be further from the truth.
I riffed briefly on Love, Simon recently in one of my own articles exploring queer identity.