And I remember sitting there watching the bears go by, and the naked people, and the Dykes on Bikes, and I just remember having this compulsion to turn to my mom and be like, “That’s not me! ” And just one float after another, of the young twinks in their underwear all spraying each other down. But as a 20-year-old, I absolutely just wanted to say, “I’m just like you, mom.
I just want to have a girlfriend and move in together and get a cat and play music and I don’t wanna get naked and ride around on a motorcycle!
There’s not a lot of big trashy guitars or anything.
Well, I gotta say, I remember my first Pride parade, when I first moved to Vancouver.It’s really been in the last four years where I feel like marriage in general and gay marriage has become so relevant in my life.I feel like it’s a daily conversation I have with people and I guess it’s partly my age.One continent is barely big enough to contain Tegan and Sara Quin.They’re Western Canadians by birth, but years ago Sara Quin headed east, to live in Montréal and New York, leaving the territory left of the Continental Divide to sister Tegan.I absolutely believe that the average person out there doesn’t care. I mean when all the gay marriage heat came up in 2008 I think it was Rufus Wainwright who said, “Why do we want to get married? And they don’t care, they’re like, this whole thing of marriage.People get married and divorced 10 times in their life. My parents were divorced, which—a lot of my friends’ parents were divorced—but then my mother was in a serious, long term relationship and never married him, so my idea of what love and commitment and relationship is, is very different from the average person’s.Still, twins are twins, and 3,000 miles can’t change the fact that Tegan and Sara’s similari with Tegan Quin, who divides her time between L. and Vancouver: even though her Canadian home base would allow her to marry her longtime girlfriend, the couple has chosen not to, as a matter of principle.We even got a bit of scoop on Tegan and Sara’s seventh studio album, due in January. A.] and I live in Vancouver as well, since my girlfriend lives there.That’s what I have to say to my straight friends is like “you’re asking me to come celebrate your union, your wedding, after you’ve been together a year.And I can’t celebrate with my partner, and we’ve been together four, and you expect me to be OK with that? What do you think of Pride, of what it’s become and of the idea advanced by some, especially younger gay and lesbian people, this “post-gay” idea that maybe we should move beyond that kind of thing? A., and I was talking about this with my girlfriend, about how our friends were split.