Our book club voted to read a suggestion from one of the many Pride Month reading lists: The 2000s Made Me Gay – Essays on Pop Culture by Grace Perry.
I have to say the nostalgia trip was a lot of fun. And obviously this was such an eye opening experience to read when you have grown up with the same popular culture, but lacked the perspective of what it all meant to someone who was also coming to terms with their own sexuality. I’m really looking forward to hearing what the others thought of this book in our book club.
We were raised in homophobia, came of age as the world changed around us, and are raising children in an age where it’s never been easier to be same-sex parents. We’re both lucky and jealous.
I smiled a lot reading this as there were so many pop culture things that I’ve forgotten! Even the Apple iPod right there on the cover, I used to have one and I’d totally forgotten that! I wonder if I still have mine somewhere and what music it holds. 🙂 Probably Evanescence at least. \m/ (<— Honestly I had to Google how to make make those “metal fingers”, in pre-emoji way, feeling old)Continue reading “Book Recommendation: The 2000s Made Me Gay – Essays On Pop Culture by Grace Perry”