“What I feel we have arrived at with all this, is that queerness – as I am happy to call an all-embracing, foundational tenet – is really a state of mind brought about by an understanding: it is understanding difference, accepting your own truth, desire and identity, and lovely, lovely choice. It is the final, completely obvious contemporary acceptance and understanding that this enormous world of beauty, sexuality, identity, lust, feeling, excitement, and love isn’t just black and white, or simple, at all – it is literally every shade and gradation of the rainbow. It doesn’t just lie in one of two camps. It includes accepting and supporting positions that you may not even completely understand.”
– Michael Stipe
Questions to Consider
- TWE is sexuality adequately defined by current standard sexual terminology?
- If lesbian sex acts arouse the heterosexual attentions of a male, should it be classed as a strictly homosexual act? Reasons?
- Does one access a sexually neutral state during moments of zen, enlightenment or meditation? If so, what does this say about sexually neutral states in general?