Most Awkward Questions Asked About Being Gay
I have been aware of these questions almost all my life. I still hear them, and I supposed I will probably hear them for the rest of my life.
This is one of those Reddit threads where gay men post about the most ridiculous questions that straight people ask them about being gay. This one still kills me…
“So are you the man or the woman in the relationship?”
They always have to ask this question. There are no women in a gay relationship. It’s doesn’t work that way.
Here’s the link to more. It covers a lot of proverbial ground.
Researchers Find 19th Century Gay Rights Essay
The sheer fact that there is such limited history about LGBTQ people prior to the 1960s makes this article highly significant. There’s an 1873 essay by John Addington Symonds they now claim helped push forward the gay rights movement years before we even know what the gay rights movement meant. Apparently, Symonds was a popular figure in his day and they compare him to Oscar Wilde.
After decades in the shadows, this rare text now features prominently in an ongoing exhibition, titled “Queer Connections: The Library of John Addington Symonds,” at Johns Hopkins’ Eisenhower Library.
You can read the rest, here. From a historical POV, it’s a great addition to LGBTQ history, which of course is something that some straight people don’t think we have.