On June 28, 1970, the Christopher Street Liberation Parade marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The first 'Gay Pride March' encompassed the fifty-one blocks between the Stonewall Inn and Central Park. Politics and protest infiltrated to its core: this idea of queerness as something innately political continued for years afterwards.
The first time I fell in love with a girl was like a breath of fresh air. For so long, I believed that I wasn't worthy of love; I wasn't like everyone else; my desires didn't match theirs and theirs didn't match mine. I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me.
There is a direct relationship between capitalism and decadence. In the past century, capitalism has risen to the point of no return: the US, as a leading capitalist nation, has facilitated a relationship between capitalism and food. Food is no longer regarded as a method of survival; it is now something decadent. It's twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. It's a takeaway on a Saturday night; it's the perpetual scream of advertisements; it's the rise of supermarket chains. Our ancestors lived a much simpler existence, in which food played a fundamental, but less central role.