I woke up this morning staring down the barrel of a shitload of e-mails informing me that the tweens and teens are back in action on QueerSighted. And I actually had to log completely out of my e-mail account because comments have been coming in literally every minute or so—and I have to get some work done today and watch The People's Court. I can't be sitting around all day, arguing with junior high school students.
A chunk of the comments are in regard to JK Rowling's outing of Dumbledore, Harry Potter's headmaster, but the most interesting ones are in response to "Gay Gay Gay Gay Gaaaaaaaaaay; Or, The 'Gay' Reclamation Project." Those comments are sometimes unintentionally funny, sometimes surprisingly insightful, sometimes eye-rollingly infuriating—but, in general, the discourse about the word "gay," about issues of race, and about social movements is really fascinating.
Too bad QueerSighted is "in transition." So far it's been a blast to unwittingly encourage young America to think critically about important issues. Most of them don't (but at least we get some hilarious comments out of them), but some of them take the bait and end up being a valuable part of the discourse. How cool is that?