ADDED ON: 06/24/2018

Should LGBTQ Identity be Proud to Be Mainstream?

06/23/2018 | Irish Times

They’ve got gay marriage, can’t they just get on with it now? This and similar sentiments start to swirl around the edges of a certain kind of conversation as Dublin Pride kicks off, bringing rainbows to the streets of the city, and trailing questions in its wake. Can you be subversive and counter-culture if Tesco is a major sponsor? Should you have to be counter-culture if you’re gay? How does that explain Leo Varadkar? And what does the mainstreaming of LGBTQ mean for a community who, for decades, have been defined, and defined themselves by their outsider status?

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