Stewart’s irony: “old gay” vs “new gay”

My trainer and friend, Jonathan, sent me this link, and I think it’s hysterical and spot on.  To keep my mind off the pain during our workouts, I sometimes start spouting off about what irritates me about many of the current gay rights activists and “the movement.”  Jonathan has to listen to all of it, and in this particular case, he forwarded this awesome clip that cuts right to the chase.

Jon Stewart lampoons “old gay” vs “new gay,” and it made me take pause around the assumptions that we as a US culture make about the construction of sexual identity.  What is “gay”?