Monday, June 22, 2009

Bless the Drag Queens and the Leathermen

For in this world we have no voice
We have no choice
My apologies to the Carpenters, and in no way am I comparing Drag Queens to beasts, or Leathermen to children. At least not the ones bigger than me.

It may surprise some, but gays are largely a silent minority. The vast majority of homosexuals live their lives without discussing who they sleep with at night. Unlike different races and nationalities, we can hide who we are to avoid discrimination.

Well, not all of us.

I have long admired both Drag Queens and Leathermen. Despite society's dictates, they are compelled to live their lives as they are. In the open. Harming no one. And they are often the foundation of best part of the gay community. The part that gives. The part that puts together fundraisers and runs non-profits. The part that vocalizes the needs of the silent. They take no prisoners, unless that's your thing.

So this gay pride week, I tip my gay hat to the Drag Queens and the Leathermen. Thank you for all you do.

I shot this video with my cell phone (duh), so I apologize to Donnarama for the crappy quality. There's plenty better Donnarama footage on YouTube.


Cranky said...

Steve - thanks for this post. It's a nice counterpoint to the folks that always say (especially now, around the time of Gay Pride parades) ... the flamboyant fringes make it harder for straight people to accept gay people, can't we all look normal?

Herrad said...

Hi Steve,

Good post glad we are all different, shame tht so many have to keep their identities hidden because of some sad peoples prejudices.

Have a Happy Summer Solstice.

Anonymous said...

Hey Steve,
I am doing good. Of course you know I see there is no difference, people are people. An can chose to live their life however they want too. Of course I do enjoy the(drag queen)shows. You and Bobrobert are some very special people in my life and I would not trade you all for anything.