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."
Read the article.