We spend a fair amount of time and space at Newser on the ever-continuing drama of LiLo and Sam's relationship. Behind the scenes at Newser, there is quite often an animated debate about why we're giving LiLo and Sam so much attention. Many of the other over-50 men at Newser (there are two of us) find our interest excessive -- but not me.
Or, after months of grousing, I've finally gotten their significance. LiLo and Sam are the first post-gay couple. We're gay-blind to LiLo and Sam. Nothing askance attaches to them. The word lesbian seems hardly ever -- even unconsciously -- to arise.
Nor do they seem merely part of the movement to turn gay couples invisible by making them as uninteresting and middle class as any other kind of couple. That is, after all, part of the meaning of the gay marriage issue -- we're ever so unsexy, too. But those gay couples still look gay -- as well as boring.
LiLo and Sam aren't trying to hide in plain sight by being ordinary.
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