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In fairness to the author, the piece was published three days before the inauguration, before the onslaught of executive orders and nationwide protests began.
The fight for LGBTQ rights and representation is far from over. A few days before the election, the queer activist group WERK for Peace held a big, gay dance party outside soon-to-be Vice-President and conversion-therapy supporter Mike Pence’s Maryland home.
From the pictures, it’s not hard to conclude that the hundreds of people who showed up for this event had a lot of fun.
Queer sex is great, and it is certainly under-represented, but it is not, in itself, a form of political resistance.
To argue that sex is inherently radical because it takes place between two men, two women, or any number and combination of non-straight-identifying people, is to give ourselves far too much credit for engaging in a pretty basic animal act.
The messages we receive that suggest we are somehow faulty or morally bankrupt may be more subtle than they used to be, but they are still there, and it still takes work to avoid internalizing them.