Homosexuality is not “normal.” On the contrary, it is a challenge to the norm; therein rests its eternally revolutionary character. Note I do not call it a challenge to the idea of the norm. Queer theorists—that wizened crew of flimflamming free-loaders—have tried to take the poststructuralist tack of claiming that there is no norm, since everything is relative and contingent. This is the kind of silly bind that word-obsessed people get into when they are deaf, dumb, and blind to the outside world. Nature exists, whether academics like it or not. And in nature, procreation is the single, relentless rule. That is the norm. Our sexual bodies were designed for reproduction. Penis fits vagina: no fancy linguistic game-playing can change that basic fact. However, my libertarian view, here as in regard to abortion, is that we have not only the right, but the obligation to defy nature’s tyranny. The highest human identity consists precisely in such assertions of freedom against material limitation. Gays are heroes and martyrs who have given their lives in the greatest war of them all.
[Okay, so vilaine fille is “word-obsessed” and likes the fancy linguistic games. Well, she also reveres mother Camille, a proud Italian-American woman and one of this planet’s great prose stylists. The annual Heritage of Pride march takes place today in New York, and vilaine fille sends loving greetings to all her LGBT sisters and brothers. G-d bless us, everyone!]