Masculinity and Queer Life Explored In Photo Exhibition
One of the things I’ve tried to focus on with my novels is masculinity, gay life, and how all this comes together through art and literature, and even real life. I really went all out with this topic in Kendle’s Fire, especially with respect to the main character. A reader left this review on Amazon, which actually surprised me. I worked hard to get this book right.
This is GREAT story!! It’s wonderful in its exploration of sexuality and masculinity. The story is well done and beautifully done. The story flows beautifully and the characters are wonderfully written. The protagonist of the story is a handsome man who is searching for meaning in his life and trying to come to terms with his preferences. He doesn’t like that the world is so judgemental and unforgiving. It’s a great read full of heart.
With that said, here’s a story about a photo exhibition that focuses on masculinity and queer life. This is really the kind of thing I prefer blogging about. I just don’t see that many stories lately.
Masculinities – Liberation through Photography will come to the labyrinth, brutalist UK landmark from February, 20th, to May, 17th, 2020.
Here’s the link to that. The photos are excellent. There’s also a strong retro feel to them. I love the Untitled, from the series Soldiers. Just a group of beautiful men sleeping quietly.
Boy George Slams Personal Pronouns
For the life of me I will never understand why some people get so upset about personal pronouns. It’s probably one of the easiest things in the world to do…to respect someone’s personal pronouns. And yet I see this ridiculous fight against personal pronouns on a daily basis.
I identify as a gay man, and my pronouns are he/him. But if you refer to me with gender neutral pronouns I’m okay with that, too. I mostly use gender neutral pronouns now just in case someone prefers that. It’s not a big thing, people. Get over yourselves. Pay attention to personal pronouns, and if you don’t know them go with gender neutral. And if you don’t want to do that, by all means feel free to look like an asshole. Because the times are going to change with you or without you.
Here’s a really good example of someone famous…Boy George…who doesn’t seem to understand the importance of personal pronouns.
After the singer published an incorrectly punctuated tweet reading, “Leave your pronoun’s at the door!” a fellow Twitter user asked George, “Do you not know what the fuck pronouns are?” The singer responded, “A modern form of attention-seeking?”
Here’s the link to more. I truly do not understand what makes these people so hostile toward personal pronouns.