A Place at the Table, by Bruce Bawer
A third of the way through A Place at the Table, Bruce Bawer recalls “a cocktail party for young conservative writers held at the New York headquarters of a right-wing think tank. . . . I looked around the room and thought to myself: this is the gayest crowd I’ve ever seen outside of a gay bar.”
I was at that cocktail party, and there were indeed a number of gay conservatives there. Was their presence anomalous? Is their existence? Bawer, a poet, literary critic, contributor to the Wall Street Journal and the New Criterion, and a homosexual, would say that the answer these days is yes, if you credit the rhetoric and the behavior of most vocal gays and conservatives. But he hopes to change this state of affairs.
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