Queer people are cool. Queer people are fun. Queer people know how to party. Just look at Chicago. We're putting on this huge queer event for queers all around the world called the Gay Games. We have a mayor that likes us, a city ( and suburbs ) that embrace us, and a queer neighborhood or two that are world-class.
History is ultimately written by the winners. And this week, the week of the Gay Games, is a week when we are making history. There are hundreds of events, thousands of people competing, and thousands more working together to make this event happen.
This past weekend I was watching a PBS program on the life of Benjamin Franklin. It was full of his quotations, and one struck a deep chord in me: 'Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade?'
In the last few months I've met hundreds of people involved in one way or another with the Gay Games. It's amazing to think of all of the different pieces that need to fit in order to put together such an incredible event. Yet out there in the world, all of these talented people are coming together to make this all happen.
We are all winners this week, not because we ran fastest, scored the most points, or made it to the finish. We are winners because we are here, right now, participating in one of the greatest things we can do as a group. We are the ones writing the history.
And now to switch gears. Star Jones, girl, what did you just do to your career? Why anyone in this world would want to piss off Barbara Walters is beyond me, but Star, sister girl, you did it. 'I'm not sure what the future holds,' she said. 'But I'm absolutely sure who holds the future.' Mmm hmm. Sure you are.
Li'l Kim is out of the slammer. And Foxy Brown's deafness has been cured. Will there be a smack-down between the two dueling divas, or will they make amends and play nice on the outside? Anyone attending the next R&B music awards better wear some Kevlar if those two are in attendance.
And finally, enough with all of the 'Is Superman Gay?' stuff. Superman is straight as an arrow. There can be no other explanation for his grooming habits.
Honestly, if he were gay, he would have much better hair, flawless eyeglass frames, and he would have traded in his clashing blue and red outfit for something far more stylish that doesn't cover up nearly as much flesh as his current costume. I mean come ON people, when a gay man has that many muscles, he would never imagine hiding all of those hours in the gym underneath long sleeves and long tights. And those boots! Don't get me started on those tacky boots. And the giant red cape? Straight, straight, and straight. Trust.
With you in 4/4,