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Ann Arbor, Mich. If experience is any guide, this exercise will involve a lot of triumphalism about the progress of the gay movement, as measured by the increasing cultural assimilation of young lesbians and gay men into American society as a whole. Gay men in particular, who used to frighten the horses with flamboyant displays of sexual outlawry, gender treason and fabulousness, have supposedly dropped their insignia of tribal belonging and joined the mainstream. Gay men, it seems, have become indistinguishable from normal folk. Back in the Bad Old Days, or so the story goes, there was such a thing as an edgy, subversive gay male culture. But it was an artifact of homophobia.
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Nevertheless, certain behaviors and forms of presentation are so generally prized - and their opposites so maligned - regardless of subculture that the labels attached to them transcend individual communities. Gay men have two self-evident truths: we enjoy doing things with a plurality of penises, and we value masculinity. Though the first of those requires no further explanation, masculinity is a vague and multidimensional term. All of these represent attempts at redefining a positive masculinity that lies outside the conventional standard. The worship of conventional masculinity, though, is overt among gay men to a degree perhaps wholly unmatched elsewhere, which seems to contradict what I said in the preceding paragraph about the fluidity of the designation.