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re: it is embarrassing that the NYT published this -- an unnecessary breakdown of this terrible and unnecessary opinion piece
Last Edit: Chazwaza 05:04 pm EDT 08/09/22
Posted by: Chazwaza 05:00 pm EDT 08/09/22
In reply to: re: it is embarrassing that the NYT published this -- an unnecessary breakdown of this terrible and unnecessary opinion piece - writerkev 04:23 pm EDT 08/09/22

Yes! You put it into words well.

To add to the "what" of "Gay Twitter" ... it is very much like a digital-twitter-hosted gay bar in a lot of ways, a lot more ways, in that it is where a lot of gays, in addition to talking topics (be they politics or pop culture) post selfies and thirst traps (this includes full on nude and porn -- it's a common joke about a gay man's twitter feed that it will be politics, Beyonce and videos/pics of full on sex as he casually scrolls up or down, the idea being that most of us can't help but follow at least a few "thirst" or "x-rated" accounts), share personal things about their lives (specifically gay lives - aka the world of sex and dating in present day gay life, or married life, etc etc), gab about hot guys in pop culture or social media... and make jokes heavily laden with gay culture references or based on a gay sensibility, or catering specifically to/for a gay readership (as it were).... and it also where a majority of broadway and musical theater tweets come from or or engaged with in. (Which is why a thread about why someone who loves the mix of mediocrity and supposed camp audaciousness of Diana, and thinks it's the musical "we didn't deserve" (aka weren't worthy of aka didn't know what to do with or how to appreciate at the time) would be very happily at home there)

It is very much like a Thursday night at a popular gay bar, every day, depending on who you follow (and who follows you -- oh, there's also plenty of "elite" and non-elite groupings or circles and status, observed even just purely in the world of gay twitter or musical theater twitter, based on factors like looks or knowledge or ability with humor, niche or mainstream, etc etc)

Gay Twitter and Musical Theater Twitter merge and interact very often.

There's plenty to say about it... but also it's just a fun / knowledgable / toxic / etc etc place to share in any or all of the above parts of social media culture, and culture or life via social media. We've already written way too much about it and not nearly enough. :)
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