Adam had a twitter party two days ago. In the middle of it, he posted:
Adam: POST GAY. look it up. sums up my views
So I did. According to Urban Dictionary : (Yes, there are misspellings. I’m just doing a copy/paste.)
The notion that homosexuals should be able to define their identities by something other than sexual preference.
Post-gay types ought to be comfortable in gay ghetto situations, lest they suffer some sort of internalized homophobia, while realizing that many ghettoized gays are tasteless loosers.
Post-gays are out of the closet and care about gay rights and gay issues. Their stance on identity and culture is a reaction against the fetishization of gay stereotypes by some self-proclaimed liberal types (such as faghags) as well as cultural sepratists (such as queers). They tend to refer to themselves as ‘gay’ and only invoke the word ‘post-gay’ in the presence of the tasteless losers who have co-opted the falsehood of a monolithic gay culture.
Post-gays also realize the history of the struggle for gay equality and know they their attitude can only exist in enviornments where gays are already integrated and accepted. It is only within these enviornments that they critique others.
Also from hardyboy.com:
“Post-gay isn’t ‘ungay. It’s about taking a critical look at gay life and no longer thinking solely in terms of a struggle. It’s going to a gay bar and wishing there were some girls there to talk to.” So spoke James Collard, then Editor-in-Chief of Out Magazine, to a June 1998 symposium at the New School for Social Research. (“Sexual politics”).
Adam has led a balanced life. His friends are spread wide across the personality spectrum. I think this is the Adam we first heard when he said he didn’t want to be a spokesperson for the homosexual community. His focus was music, and being gay wasn’t the defining point to his personality; it was merely one of his qualities or characteristics. Like his eye color.
~ Carol ~