Questions for LGBTQ Worldmaking
Edited By Dustin Bradley Goltz and Jason Zingsheim
29. Gay Weddings: “What Next?” and “What Else?”
DUSTIN BRADLEY GOLTZ
Lights come up. GHOST taps champagne flute to get attention of audience. DUSTY puts on tuxedo jacket and addresses the audience.
DUSTY: Today Jimmy and Brian follow a tradition, which honors tradition itself. Traditions of their parents, that of their rearing, and yet they stand on the cusp of a second liminality. Marriage is not new. From our first breath, it is there for us to define the future, to structure a template for the years we spend in this life. Queerness is not defined. It is open, it seeks out and celebrates the potentiality that each present and each new moment affords—it celebrates brave and fearless discovery, never mapping, yet illuminating a new terrain. A new terrain of…of
(He puts down the card and pauses, realizing he’s lost everyone’s attention.)
Hey, Brian, do you remember being 18 and us thinking that once we came out we’d find this sea of fascinating queers who live their lives in ways we had yet to imagine? Remember the countless Pride events, parades, and parties and not really paying attention to what was going on in the spaces to our left or our right? Who these people really were? As if the world revolved around me and you and the cute boys we would single out in seas of thousands of faces, leaving the rest of those thousands a blur. And how that blur has come to...
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