Performer Justin Sayre, officially Chairman of the Board of the International Order of Sodomites, talks to Slate's Bryan Lowder about the state of gay culture today. While he regrets some things ("What I dislike about gay men right now is that there’s a real callousness that’s developing"), it's not all bad. He says:
"But what’s interesting about now is that within that trend, for the first time gay culture can be truly about gay people. You know, in decades past, we always had to siphon out a gay storyline or a gay subtext from mainstream culture. Now we can tell really strong, complex gay stories openly. It’s a much more interesting time, in a way. When I think about gay culture, I think that it’s not so much “dying” as it is transitioning. We just have to start seeing our difference as a strength rather than trying to get rid of it."