This is a great article. It goes to show that the assimilationist queer isn't limited to the upper-middle-class white gay man and that it extends to its reach beyond the privileged gender. I hope to see some more radical moves (pro feminist, anti capitalist) in the future. I hope NYC sees some of that shift in the new mayor and his (former radical feminist lesbian) wife.
Excuse my prescriptivist leanings here, but what everyone seems to be complaining about or defending here is a mixture satire, cynicism and insincerity--these do not make "irony."
Let's take it back to actual definitions here. Let's get all middle school on this bitch:
Go read O. Henry's "Gift of the Magi" (it's a good season for it, too!), and remember what the fuck irony is supposed to be.
BD Wong was in the same episode as Lucy Liu... He died.