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Under the patronage of St. Tammany
Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Monday, June 30, 2003 "Hooray for Sodomy!"Weimar Berlin meets the Island of Misfit Toys as gays parade. The Gray Lady waves the rainbow flag. Tammany Hall, too: "Let's hear it for gay pride," Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., bellowed through a megaphone as he marched down the avenue. "Let's even hear it for the Supreme Court, who ever thought we'd say that?" While the parade featured its usual collection of motorcycle dykes, drag queens, and musclemen, the High Court decision dominated the mood.
The term "fruit," while not PC these days (if it ever was), had its descriptive qualities, and it is a marvel that a movement that annually showcases itself through a carnival of bizarreexhibitionism does so with the enthusiastic imprimatur of politicians and newspaper editors to whom the oddness of the spectacle apparently no longer occurs. Not for nothing, but at what point these days does decadence become remarkable?