Tuesday, January 30, 2018

"The Miseducation of Cameron Post" at Sundance; Is the U.S. backsliding on LGBT acceptance now?


The New York Times has a major opinion piece reporting that America is slowly becoming less tolerant of LGBTQ rights as the political climate becomes more polarized. The piece is by Jennifer Finney Boylan, here

The attitude seems to be somewhat a backlash against identity politics and intersectionality, and more directed at people expecting to be viewed as a group than as individuals. 

Yet the article talks about a lesbian debutante party.  I never expected that kind of public accolade but I am a product of an earlier generation.

The Blade also mentions the upcoming film “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” (Desiree  Akhavan), about a lesbian forced into conversion therapy in 1993 after an encounter with a prom queen.   It is currently at Sundance. 

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