Gay Is Good

By Carlos A. Ball from Huffington Post.

"In 1968, the pioneer gay rights activist Frank Kameny coined the phrase "Gay is Good," a slogan that was used with some frequency by gay rights proponents in the years following the Stonewall riots. The slogan, like the phrase "Black is Beautiful" of the same era, was meant to respond to the widely held view that being gay was somehow shameful or debasing. That the slogan ceased to be used after a while is not surprising -- most slogans, whether political or commercial, have a short shelf life. What is more surprising is that the idea behind the slogan -- that being gay or ***, and the intimacies and relationships that come with it, is a positive moral good -- has not so frequently been articulated by the LGBT rights movement since."

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