#186 - What a "Don't Say Gay" landscape is like | Curio

#186 - What a "Don't Say Gay" landscape is like

24 mins | Apr 12, 2022

Today's episode from 12th April 2022. First this morning: Florida has passed a bill banning schools from teaching children under 10 about sexuality and gender identity. We hear a very personal account from a woman who grew up in a "Don't Say Gay" landscape to understand what impact it could have on young people. Then later, have we exhausted the literary capacity of the earth?
 We explore why a number of critically acclaimed writers are turning to highbrow science fiction for their next best-sellers. It's only human to want to be normal. Now that the 2022 "Don't Say Gay" bill has passed, Elizabeth Morton speaks out in Salon to describe through reflections on her catholic childhood how harmful LGBTQ+ denial is and explains why we must provide children with the language, stories, and role models to feel like they belong. With a whiff of apocalypse accompanying our daily scroll through the news, there is something oddly reassuring about rehearsing doomsday scenarios in the comforting form of fiction. For The Wall Street Journal, Katie Roiphe reflects on why several critically acclaimed novelists have lately turned toward science fiction, dystopian worlds and sweeping epics. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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