I'm always torn with cancel culture. On the one hand, I don't really like the concept of it in a general sense and I try not to do it, but on the other hand it's really hard to support something or someone that's insulted you, aggravated you, banned you, or diminished you. Or, when a celebrity says something really stupid and you just can't anymore. It's not that you don't appreciate their right to free speech, it's just that you don't want to host their opinions anymore. And there's no law that states you have to host their opinions. Plus, you just can't fake certain things in life, which obviously, instinctively leads to cancel culture.
With that said, here's a piece about the alleged costs of cancel culture, and the things we might miss if we practice it too regularly. It's actually a video where a guy named Matthew Dempsey goes into detail about the entire concept of Queer Cancel Culture.
You can check it all out here. As someone in the comments mentioned, he seems to be directing this toward Queer Culture, for the most part. And obviously not all gay men identify as queer. I can't find any fault with the general content, however, it's very long-winded and preachy. He also keeps saying, "our own selves," which is a phrase that I always found childlike.
Students React To BYU's Ban On Same-Sex Relationships
In what appears to be a complete U-turn in only two weeks after updating their views on same-sex relationships, BYU has decided to ban same-sex relationships this week. It reminds me of the sort of thing the Pope tends to do. One day you have his permission and the next you're not allowed basic equality. I have no patience for that.
"Same-sex romantic behavior cannot lead to eternal marriage, and is therefore not compatible with the principles of the Honor Code,"
You can read it all, here. It goes into more detail about how you can be gay, but you must practice chastity. Frankly, the bottom line here is that this ban on same-sex relationship has hurt a lot of good, decent students who all have good, decent intentions. They deserve better than this.
What readers are saying about "Uncertainty"
"A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he'll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who's husband died last year. I enjoyed this story."
What readers said about "Altered Parts"
"Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina."
What readers said about Kendle's Fire.
While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don't find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don't think it could have been done better.