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Challenges To Mainstream Gay Culture With Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Rachel Solomon
05/10/2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is worried that mainstream gay culture has become too focused on consumerism, marked by designer products like jeans or vodka. Sycamore is the editor of a new anthology called "Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges To Masculinity, Objectification And The Desire To Conform." The book challenges the idea that the only way to be safe is to "act straight, get married, join the military and adopt kids" and advocates what Sycamore calls an emergency intervention: a return to a subculture that was at once angry, flamboyant and subversive.

Sycamore spoke at the Elliott Bay Book Company on March 20, 2012.



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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is a writer, filmmaker, activist and the editor of "Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges To Masculinity, Objectification And The Desire To Conform."

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