"The gay sensibility has always shaped heterosexual culture, a fact that the straight community is only now beginning to notice and admit [...]
Without the artful influence of gay men, our American landscape can seem like a wasteland, like one giant Wal-Mart, or Disney World. Would I want my daily life to resemble a bad version of Superbowl Sunday? It’s too frightening to contemplate..."
Cathy Crimmins, How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization (2005)