And to this day there be those in Venice who believe that if those holy ashes were stolen away, the ancient city would vanish like a dream, and its foundations be buried forever in the unremembering
Specific chapters look at building monuments to the gay past, the mass mediation of gay memories through television, queer theory's role in unremembering
, and finally queer politics beyond ahistorical identity.
Dead that shall quicken as the trump of Spring, Sleepers to stir beneath June's splendid kiss, Though birds pass over, unremembering
, And no bee seek here roses that were his.