Saturday, December 22, 2007
image credit: kucuk iskender
not sure if you have heard of the gay men's health movement, but it's a concept that is becoming a growing interest of mine. since the gay liberation events at stonewall in 1969, our culture has grown immensely, i came out in 1974 and spent a good of that time exploring my world and tasting a bit of what the world has to offer.
as i've written, there weren't many blueprints to follow when life threw me curve balls, which is natural. but as i enter my 50's, i think it is really time to consider offering more experience and joining the tribe elders. i don't have all the answers, but i have some insights, and some young gay man or lesbian (or not for that matter) may glean some use from my challenges and battles.
and not everyone lives or wants to live in the major urban centers. that does not cease their need or desire for community. here is one example: queer spirit
there is, of course, a blog to accompany. it's not for everyone, nor is anything likely to be. but when i now think of rainbow, i honestly think of multiculturalism, including our own lgbtq culture. we are single, we are coupled, we are monogamous, we are not so. we want to nest, we want to celebrate. we want to medicate, we don't like to medicate, we have stopped medicating. we want to be visible, we do not want that. we love streisand, we think streisand is fine, we don't care for streisand.