Princess Diana’s Wedding As A Gay Coming of Age Story
I’m not so sure about this one…not sure in the sense that it’s not something that would apply to all gay men. And when straight people read things like this I think that needs to be made clear to them.
We…gay men…know this, but straight people don’t have a clue and this is why we are always so misunderstood. Unlike the man who wrote this piece, I never had the urge to be Princess Diana or any other woman, I never cared much for royals in general, and I find it hard to relate to this story. Obviously, there are gay men who do relate. So if anything I think stories like this show the diversity within the gay community. This is why stereotypes don’t really work anymore.
Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding dress filled up the screen of the 13-inch black and white TV, and we were spellbound. Catatonic even by the fairy tale aspect of the images we saw from over 5,000 miles away. On July 29, 1981, a Wednesday morning in London, Shy Di was marrying her prince. We so wanted to be her.
You can read it all, here. It’s also interesting because it’s from the perspective of a gay man who was young in the early 1980s. I can’t relate to that either but I do find it interesting to read old time pieces about gay culture. I’m also enjoying this new season of The Crown because it’s so filled with history.