Given that Brownstein was out at the time and part of the queer-friendly, feminist riot grrrl scene, her answer is surprising.
“It’s so easy for people on the outside to try to posit personal experiences into a political context, and terms like ‘queer identity’ — sure, I can look from the outside and think that, but from a personal perspective, no.” Brownstein felt closer to her father after discovering his truth, but it because she's also queer. In relation to my father, I wasn’t couching it in terms of, well, now we share a ‘queer identity’ — that seems like a slightly political way of looking at it.
In the book, Brownstein describes the riot grrrl music scene, making music and touring with Sleater-Kinney, the struggles of growing up with an anorexic mother, and her father coming out at age 65.
Many LGBT people can relate to the experience of looking back and asking themselves, Relatives may even say things like, “I knew it.
When I wrote a letter to Max Frankel, the editor at the time, he asked if I wanted a retraction. The L Chat -- "Lezzie Gossip for the Elizabeth and Bertha in all of us," as the website states. Schilling comes out, if she happens to be gay, bisexual or fluid, I do believe she has the right to not talk about her personal life on TV shows or in the media. That said, where is all this speculation coming from?
In 2016 alone, Kristen dated French singer-songwriter Soko, her longtime on-and-off-again ex (and seemingly ride-or-die) Alicia Cargile, the newest celesbian legend Annie Clark (St. Outing has certainly been perfected since the days I was outed. L Chatters will boo me if I stated that maybe the two are just get-along-really-well gal pals, but I must ask: Are photographs and public sightings of the two together hard proof? I knew it all along,” as if being who you are can somehow be part of a queer checklist.Brownstein herself saw no clues about her dad: “Only in retrospect can I find clues to my father’s gayness.” I ask Carrie about this over the phone while she is in Los Angeles, on the day she is getting ready to share the stage with Amy Poehler at a local bookstore to discuss Did Brownstein feel a closer connection to her father after he came out to her?