Alternate-sex lifestyle publications OUT and THE ADVOCATE still arrive snail mail in a plain gray wrapper. I subscribe to follow trends in outlier media. However, in the past several months the tone in both has been upbeat. As it should. Across generations we have accepted not only gay culture but also gay marriage.
However, with the recent violent hate crimes against gays in Manhattan, a usually liberal mecca, that tone might become more subdued. NEW YORK Magazine chronicles three incidents. The battle has not been won.
The success of gay rights, I am convinced, is a model for Baby Boomers to have our own aggressive campaign for better treatment. We are invisible. Also, as soon as I walked into job interviews (obviously they hadn't googled me), jaws dropped. Actually that worked out fine since I have returned to freelancing and am making more money doing that than I would have in any full-time position.
If gays continue to suffer, so will we the aging.