Michael Vargas wrote an article for San Jose Spotlight that critiques the positivity of the mainstream LGBTQ+ rights movement, which he argues “…masks a far more profound, painful and frustrating reality for many queer people. Queerness is still failure”.

“As we celebrate the queer people who succeed in business, we must also celebrate those who have rejected the straight economy for queer art, cultural production and community building. As we celebrate the queer people embracing monogamy, marriage and procreation, we must also make room for those queer people who are still being marginalized for choosing not to marry, not to raise children and not to move to the suburbs.”