, and not just in terms of race, class, and gender. We're also diverse in terms of the stuff we're into, and just like straight folks, we can get really, really into our shit. And we sort of have to, because for a very long time, there wasn't a good sense of what our lives were supposed to look like, once we were written out of what queer theorist and gadabout, J. Jack Halberstam, calls "heteronormative time"—that life-course thing that takes people from the prom to college (maybe) to a job to marriage to a house (if they're lucky) to kids to death. If we can't do that stuff, we can go ahead and build alternative universes where we never age out of the subcultural lives we created in our teens and twenties—our party scenes, our sex clubs, our lives on the margins of the "normal." It's certainly true that for many LGBT people, the allure of the heteronormative is strong (cf. campaigns for same-sex marriage rights—we're just like you!), and straight people are increasingly staying off that "straight" path. But for queer folk, our subcultures have long histories, and they're here to stay.