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Jacket: Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History, by Heather Love, from Harvard University Press

Celebrating Pride Month, Part III

Rounding out our blog posts for Pride Month is an excerpt from Heather Love’s Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History, which looks at the cost of gay assimilation into mainstream culture and makes an effort to value aspects of historical gay experience that now threaten to disappear. Queers face a strange choice: is it better to move on toward a brighter future or to hang back and cling to the past?