Is Flabbergasted a Second or Third Wave Queer Advocacy Term?

From yet another excellent City Paper piece by Marty Levine about the Anti-Prop 8 rally comes this quote from moi:

And local leaders “are not capitalizing” yet on the post-Prop 8 enthusiasm for LGBT causes, says Sue Kerr, who blogs locally with Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents. “Maybe they didn't realize what was going to happen at Schenley Plaza and they're not using the technology to get the word out.” Still, she says, “I was flabbergasted at how many people showed up [at Schenley Plaza] — and I didn't know most of them. It was viral, post-modern organizing” through the Internet. “That's a lesson learned, hopefully.”

Go read the whole article for some interesting perspectives on the generational divide in terms of advocacy perspectives.  And help me figure out why I used the term flabbergasted!


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