Tuesday, June 03, 2008

TMI Tuesday

June is Pride Month, so here's a very gay themed TMI Tuesday.

1. How old were you when you first kissed a boy?

Seventeen. The boys I played "Doctor" with in elementary school were pretty kinky, considering our age - - How many times did you play "Doctor" where the doctor tied you up before he stripped you down? Yeah, I started early - - but kissing was too "faggy."

Little did I know that I would continue to meet men throughout my adult life with strict "No Kissing" policies.

They'll put their tongue in crevices of your body that have never and will never see the light of day, but kissing is too "intimate."

Maybe it's just me, but I've always found someone's tongue in my ass as pretty damn intimate. Go know...

2. Who would play you in the movie of your life story?

Michael Cerveris is the obvious choice, but after the 18th rewrite of the script, the character of "me" will probably be changed to a straight, Southern woman (with hair) living in a loft in Manhattan with three feisty gal pals.

In that case, I would want Sissy Spacek to recreate her Coal Miner's Daughter magic in my biopic entitled, "I Don't Know How It Got There, Just Get It Out."

3. What is the number one thing your love/hate about gay people?

My answer for both love and hate would be our community.

I can only speak for myself, but I struggled for years to find other people like me, while at the same time hiding my real self from everyone around me. I tried to walk like a straight man, to talk like a straight man. I tried to pass. Tried, but never really succeeded.

Then, I found people like me. I found a community. I could be myself. I could be as gay as I wanted to be. And I loved it.

Until the message I received from my new community seemed to be saying that I needed to look straighter, act straighter, fit in. I needed to pass. At times, it feels like the gay community shuns those who are different. The nellie queens, the bull dykes.

You hear it all the time at Pride Parades - - "Why do THOSE people have to be in the parade? They just make us look so bad."

And yet, if it weren't for a group of nellie queens and bull dykes, we wouldn't even have a public, out and proud gay community at all.

Maybe I'm alone in my feelings about the community. I don't know.

4. If you could legally get married to "the fella" - or any fella - would you?

If it's the right "fella" and we both wanted to get married, then yes.

But seeing as how my dating life is presently rather stagnant, and because I haven't had sex in so long, my hymen grew back, I think figuring out my wedding plans is a bit premature, don't you?

5. Have you ever worn short short shorts in public?

Hell, I've worn short short shorts on stage. And they left nothing to the imagination.

Because of the g-string worn underneath.

And the cockring.

Bonus (as in optional): Who is your favorite blogger?

There are far too many brilliant blogs out there, but I have to say that my favorite is Ramblings from the outside of nowhere.

Her writing is funny and warm and caring and reminds me of home. Her recent Memorial Day post is one of my favorites.


Polt said...

I LOVE the title of your biopic! :)

The photo of the football player is Chris Cooley of the Washington Redskins. As a Cowboys fan, I have to detest the Redskins, and everyone on the team. BUT, I've got seveal shots of Cooley in the short shorts and I tell ya, he is one hot number! :)


Macabre Girl said...

Happy tmi!

Monique said...

Your #2 is too damn funny...

Happy TMI !

Project Christopher said...

I have to say I agree about the community. the GLBT community is going through the same stresses that every minority group goes through. You all want the same end, but the fight comes in how to get to that end. ACT UP feels you should be in the opponents face, whipping up frenzies, reaching that end through yelling and force. Other organizations (HRC comes to mind as they're the one I know best) believe that talking the language of the opponent is best. Ingratiate yourselves into the opponents lives so they see we're just like them and it will be easier to get them to understand our side.
Both approaches have merit. We have to play the game, but they have to see why we're being discriminated against. It's a hard choice, though, because while I don't want to go all riot act on them, I certainly don't want to be too pacifist and take it up the ass year after year while kindly asking them to pass the salt.
For the community as a whole, I just pray for the best. In the end, we are all hoping for the same thing.
Next tackled problem is how a group that celebrates diversity can be so against that diversity

Aaron said...

You are most certainly not alone in your feelings about our community. We've really lost our spark of individuality now that we've grown in visible numbers, gained some political power and been sponsored by Miller Lite.

I realize that most in the community react the way they do because they feel that with society evolving, gay people should no longer have to fit into those "stereotypes." They fail to remember that the "lipstick lesbian" and straight-acting "gym bunny" are ALSO stereotypes now...so we shouldn't throw stones.

And, dude, seriously, would you WANT to kiss a guy after he's had his tongue in those places?? :-)

cb said...

It's a darn good thing you don't have to play at being straight anymore. It might seriously have undermined your ability to don blue paint and queen out as a Disney Genie...


P.s. STILL waiting for pictures.