This has produced an inadequate understanding of marked identity management, where gayness
is seen as constant and unchanging.
Straight society seems able to tolerate a certain amount of gayness
, but only in confined quarters.
Through Jack, the presentation of gayness
has become no longer shocking, or at least somewhat less shocking.
Assimilationists like Muscarella would reduce the profound mystery and creative potential inherent in gayness
to a mere sexual activity, so that "gay soul" is cleanly annihilated, dissipated into the fluid sea of unconscious conformity.
Beyond the small internal turf skirmishes for tourist attention (representing revenues as much as image), the ways in which race and sexuality are linked--and indeed the ways in which gayness
is described in Midnight--constitutes more than a toned-down-for-general-readers version of gay life in Savannah.
Such approaches analogized gayness
to skin color and viewed gayness
as a property that is fundamentally irrelevant to people's lives.
They tried to come in through that vulnerable door of gayness
His father's reaction back then: "Check your gayness
at the door.
It has declared that gayness
itself is immoral, a psychological disorder that renders even celibate homosexuals moral lepers.
Emerson's mother, Belen, a fervent Catholic to whom the Virgin Mary regularly speaks, can't cope with Emerson's gayness
or her ghastly feeling that the "wrong son" died.
The Gill-sponsored campaign about Norman, the dog that moos, is a clever research-based experiment to explore if public opinion truly moves when people believe that gayness
But his father, William, is quite honest in declaring that when he discovered Tony's gayness
(on full and obvious view in home movies, where from an early age Kushner is the most ebullient of sissies) he would have been "ashamed to have had Tchaikovsky as a son.
And it claimed to tell "the truth all about his gayness
But from this tautology Fellows makes the great leap to posit what he calls a "larger view of gay men," a "third-sex concept" that defines gayness
primarily in terms of these traits.
My brother, who has been under pressure and threats from Sistani's followers about me, has threatened to harm me himself, or even kill me, if I show any signs of gayness