Queerness as Horizon: Utopian Hermeneutics in the Face of Gay Pragmatism…
Queerness as Horizon: Utopian Hermeneutics in the Face of Gay Pragmatism
What does it mean to be Pragmatic?
being practical in relation to different matters
“Pragmatic.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster,
Munoz refers to our current LGBT liberation agenda as Anemic. (Refer to Evan Wolfson)
What does Hermenueutics mean?
a method or principle of interpretation
“Hermeneutics.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster,
Queer Utopia: This theory suggests that we are not yet Queer. That the queer we are looking to achieve is something of the future requiring that we rethink certain aspects or " Queer Liberation"
Our Utopia would be made possible by belonging in our differences in a collective.
This is Something that is abesent.
A group Called " Third World Gay Revolution" created a manifesto with demands for a "New Society" and these demands were of many things like abolishement of capital punishment, Free Health care and Education etc.
In the manifesto the "We" not spoken about is the "not yet concious" the present.
What does futurity mean?
It means the time to come and the quality state of being future.
“Futurity.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster,
The making of a queer utopia by getting outside of straight time.
The not-yet-conciousis the pontential to a queer future
Pro Gay Marriage Lawyer Evan Wolfson writes about the financial and social advantages of marriage.
Marriage is another construct and in the context of wolfsons point it sends the message that part of Queer "Freedom" is assimilating into North American hetero/capitalist culture.
What is Homonomativity?
regulations that determine who in the queer community is acceptable.
pride_site. “What Is Homonormativity?” Gay Pride - LGBT & Queer Voices, PRIDE.com, 12 Oct. 2017,
Not a pratical strategy in "Freedom"
All Together Now (A Blue Print for the movement)
What does Androcentric mean?
empasis on masculine interests and POV
“Androcentric.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster,
Gay pragmatic is androcentric and ordinary.
Oue Current "Gay Agenda is going backwards
A Polemical Statement
Polemic meaning an attack on anothers principles, controversy.
“Polemic.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster,
Saying that the queer that is present is not queer.
Definition of Ontolgical: A branch of metaphysics that is concerned with nature and being.
“Ontology.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster,
Calling on the no longer concious to get outside of being pragmatic.
Queerness is the "thing-that-is-not-yet-imagined"
Straight time meaning only the present matter and no attention for the future.
Munoz also refers to a poem by James Schulyer called Hymn to life. This poems looks at the extraordinary in the quotidian.
In the poem Munoz also indicates what a "Utopian Desire" is. When Schuyler in the poems says " Do I believe/ the perfectibility of/ Man.
Political imagination: We need to be able to imagine more for ourselves other than the heteronormative/homonormative standard (ex. Marriage)
Quotidian - meaning the everyday
“Quotidian.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster,
utopian impulse needs to be everyday