Friday, March 31, 2006

Lots of talk of homo assimilation and stereotypes and closet case Republicans on various blogs. Here in Tucson we have all of the above. The gay bar that called the police to remove a trannie that somehow ruined the "man's bar" atmosphere. The closet case car dealer who, in the last week, sat down with Dick Cheney for a big Republican fundraiser. The Catholic Bishop who rose to power because his predecessor got caught shuffling predatory molesters from parish to parish.

There are a lot of pressures being a homosexual. The conflicts with families, being told you are evil by the church and certain politicians, trying to find someone to be with, trying to make perfect meringue pies. It would be nice if we could all just get along, although it looks like that isn't going to happen anytime soon.

In the meantime, I think it is important to be a little self aware and think about how your actions affect other people. One example, the all-too-common use of the phrase "straight acting" that some men use to describe themselves. Last time I checked straight guys were not interesting in sucking cock (any straight male readers want to verify this?) or dating other men or watching Project Runway. Gay men are "gay acting" no matter how "straight" they think they look, act, dress, and so on. Purporting to be straight in appearance and actions suggests that being gay is somehow bad or inappropriate. Yawn. Been there and done that. Gay people are fabulous, mostly, and deserve better.

Would you date someone who said they were "straight acting"?

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