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  •  Okay. (18+ / 0-)

    I self-identify gay so I have no problem with the label, but as I tried to argue in the diary, Ocean's route may be having a bigger and deeper impact, despite people projecting into it positively or negatively.

    The labels aren't going away anytime soon.  But if there's a younger generation increasingly comfortable with embracing ambiguity, yeah, I do think that's a good thing, because it's a sign that they're exploring these issues for themselves, and on their own terms. And if this particular act not only moved people emotionally, but has them discussing these ambiguities openly and frankly, I think that's a good thing, too.

    It may all be rendered moot if Ocean decides to 'clarify' his sexual identity in the near future.  But in the meantime he's releasing love songs to another man, and he's doing it without the labels.   He dropped an atom bomb into the conversation, and it's pretty exhilarating to watch.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 02:47:06 AM PDT

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