commented on SL Letter of the Day: Queens of the Retail Stage
I suppose I will have to concede that there may be screaming queens with whom I can be friends, but it hasn't happened yet. Those I have met have been superficial fashion slaves who are almost entirely self-centered.
I will try to keep an open mind. Problem is that when I do hang out with the gay community, it's usually doing volunteer stuff with lefties like me and thus far I haven't encountered any in this milieu.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Buttrasta
Unbelievably gross. This gay boy (old now) used to take tricks home and entice them into the shower straight away. I have to say that most gays I have encountered have very clean both themselves and their houses. I am sure there are exceptions, but I would guess they would be rare. Then again I am old, so I don't know what goes on now. I have heard straight women complain a bit though.
commented on Shit Is Going Down In Iraq
On both occasions Iraq was invaded for the wrong reasons.
1. Oil. "Liberating" Kuwait was absolute BS. Re-installing the dictatorship is not liberation.
2. Oil + some BS about WMD.
How is it all going? Is the world better off? Is oil cheaper yet? Is the US debt high enough yet?
One thing I have learned. Since 1945, the US has not been results oriented.
commented on BREAKING: Woman Not Wanted at Gay Orgy! Must Credit HuffPo!
And one more rant before I go to bed. Don't call gay guys misogynists. That is demonstrably false. Gay men love women, their icons are almost exclusively women, they often have more women friends than men. HOWEVER. That doesn't mean we want them or encourage them to watch us fuck.
There is some anti-male bullshit going on here. Some weird lefty feminist agenda that hates all men.
commented on Justin Bond On RuPaul, Trannyshack, and the Word Police
This is why I do not identify with the queer community. I know that there are many aspects and that there really isn't a community as such, but many splinters that vaguely come under the heading of queer - or whatever the hell we are now, some sort of long acronym which is growing ever day.
I am gay, my partner is gay, we have exactly two gay friends. Everyone else is hetero (or closet bi, or whatever). We really do not identify which is a problem, because we don't really fit in with the suburban heteros either. Luckily we have each other.
I have walked the minefield when I did volunteer phone counselling work. It was really off-putting to try and remember not to say something that might offend. I have counselled quite a few trans people and I am here to tell you that in the main they are just people. The ones that I spoke to often identified themselves as trannies. Some were trans, some were transvestites, some were cocks in frocks and many shades in between. I actually can't think of one call where I didn't go away smiling, because despite their very real problems, they seemed to have an off-beat sense of humour and be self-deprecating in a very endearing way. Often we would speak about their problems and then go on to have a great chat about various things. I miss that.
I still think that trans people face the biggest discrimination. They are a very small minority within an minority. I just do not get why there are militants out there who are making things worse with this semantic vitriol.
commented on Two Reader Responses to My Trigger Warning Post and One Sensible Defense of Trigger Warnings
I have PTSD (not severe and almost gone now after 30 years) because I am a survivor of a terrorist attack with a bomb which could easily have killed me. The memory is still fresh and I nearly shit myself every time I hear a backfire or a door slam.
It would be impossible for me to watch TV, read websites, newspapers or stroll in the street without a trigger warning at some stage. Screaming headlines about terrorist attacks and bombs are equally evocative and have no warnings, because the headline itself is a trigger.
However, I have had counselling and now after 30 years it barely registers. I don't want to trivialise other people's experiences or conditions but in this modern world with fast changing news coming at you from every direction, you have to have strategies to deal with this stuff. It's impossible to avoid.
commented on Come To Las Vegas
I did actually laugh out loud.
Imagine when she finally catches up with him though....