June 2010

It was the height of the marriage wars, and like all wars, they demanded a certain streamlining of thought. Queer culture had narrowed into the shape of an arrow.

But queer culture is not only a community of politics, but also a community of desire, however simple or complicated, and of strangers, as well as lovers and friends. Cruising requires strangers, and sometimes those strangers require an excuse to get things moving.

The booth was an exercise in introducing those strangers to each other, a free pass to make a pass.