"Oh, look," he said, pointing to Roker's get-up. "It's Marilyn McCoo."
In the post-gay worldview, these unscripted moments can resonate better than anything cooked up by advocacy groups or the fictional, token-gay realms of "Will & Grace" or "Six Feet Under." Smart, covert gay banter is taking over, without crossed signals or viewer protest.
—Hank Stuever, "America embraces a glamour boy," The Record (Bergen County, NJ), May 22, 2003
"Post-gay isn't 'ungay,"' explains James Collard, Out's editor in chief. "It's about taking a critical look at gay life and no longer thinking solely in terms of struggle. It's going to a gay bar and wishing there were girls there to talk to."
—"New Way of Being," The New York Times, June 21, 1998
Then there was my generation, and many of us wrote almost exclusively about being gay, although in my own case I've written two novels in which there were no gay characters. But they were my least successful novels with the public.
Now you have writers like Alan Gurganus, who published the first gay story in the New Yorker in 1974 and was always very clear about being gay. But (his novel) ''The Oldest Living Confederate Widow'' has virtually no gay theme in it.
I call it sort of post-gay. People aren't in the closet,
they're frank about their sexuality, but they don't feel
limited to gay subject matter. They feel they can write about
—Edmund White, quoted in Fritz Lanham, "Beginnings of liberation," The Houston Chronicle, November 27, 1994
—David Ansen, "Some Like It Hot," Newsweek, October 19, 1981