Queers through the Years (video)

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5 Responses to “Queers through the Years (video)”

  1. Guido says:

    No Alan Turing? 

    Wow. 
    No Maurice Sendak? (If Versace is in, why not Sendak?)

  2. Funk Daddy says:

    Depends on what kind of acceptance and tolerance you are looking for.

    Try ordering breakfast in broken French while so hungover you’re pouring the ice water the restaurant provides onto your head. See if the waitperson doesn’t coldly reply in heavily accented but perfect English, thereby denying you your attempt at French immersion.

    • If you’re an anglophone with a thick anglo accent and you want people in the service industry in Montreal to speak French to you, you need to ASK THEM. Here, the polite thing to do if someone is having a lot of trouble with one language, and you can tell from their accent they speak the other, is to switch if you’re able.

      I’m certainly not going to go around claiming that francophones are always polite to anglophones, but switching languages to whichever one is easiest for both people IS the accepted norm here. The server probably just assumed that you didn’t know s/he spoke English well.

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