Taiwan is one of the friendliest countries in Asia toward the gay community and the government hopes to cash in on the pink dollar
by making a feature of this fact.
And in Gay Power, Hayes wonders whether "we can reuse this model of power and love." It is not easy, perhaps, to share her optimistic belief in the transformative, even subversive forces of queer desire--a faith allied with Judith Butler's insistence on the importance of performativity, and rooted in a time before the commodification of all things LGBTQ and the allure of the pink dollar
. But if you want to believe, if you want to carry on, then take a good look at Hayes's work.
Looking at the Australian context, Ewan Evans, for example, argues that the Pink Dollar
creates a monolithic and exclusionary gay lifestyle that 'represents only a minoritised upper-middle class gay male ...
Speaking of such beasts, there are plenty of club-conscious collections vying for the pink dollar
since The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert became a phenomenon.