I don't think I'll ever forget the first time I was in a crowded gay nightclub and the ABBA song, Dancing Queen, started to play. I had to hold on to the bar. The entire room went berserk. Everyone ran to the dance floor and threw their arms in the air. Shirts came off; lights began to flicker. I'd never seen anything like it before. And it's still that way, to this day, each time I'm in a gay nightclub and Dancing Queen starts playing.
Evidently, Queen Elizabeth knows what I'm talking about.
It’s being widely reported that at a dinner party recently, “Dancing Queen” came on after the speeches had been made.
Queen Elizabeth then loudly sated: “I always try to dance when this song comes on, because I am the Queen, and I like to dance.”
Here's the rest.
Can You Guess the Sexual Orientation Of A Stranger?
Frankly, I don't really care about the sexual orientation of a stranger.
But it seems some people do, so there's this:
That was the challenge presented to a roomful of strangers in a video that’s quickly gone viral, in which participants were asked to wager where each of their peers falls on the sexuality spectrum.
Produced by Watchcut Video, the short film finds all five participants scrambling to assign labels to one another based on their appearance and the answers they offer to a series of rapidfire questions.
You can check this out here. I still don't get why it's so important to know the sexual orientation of a stranger.
School Tried to Ban Kid's Queer Art
It always amazes me when I think about all the wrong things I learned in high school about publishing and writing...all wrong. It wasn't until I was college that I started to understand how the art of publishing and creative writing actually works. In fact, the amateur level of knowledge I still see in high schools these days when it comes to anything in the arts makes me cringe. So if there's anyone out there who is in high school and you're experiencing anything like this, please know that it does get better once you get out of high school.
“After starting my concentration, the school vice principal came to me after my art teacher informed the administration about my ‘potentially sensitive’ concentration subject,” Jasper told Pride. “He said that although he had ‘no problem’ with the LGBTQ theme, there is a ‘time and a place’ for ‘these things’ and that it did not belong in public schools.”
You can check this one out here. In spite of what the vice principal said, the kid went on to be selected in a prestigious college art exhibit. You can also see a few examples of his work. It's really very good and way too sophisticated for that high school vice principal. And I don't think this is just about queer art either. I think many talented kids across the board experience this kind of frustration in schools all over the US.
A PG Rated Gay Romance
Not All Gay Books Have Sex