Dear Father T,
My partner runs around the house taking all our “gay” artwork off the walls when his parents, brothers or sisters (all of whom are over 30) come to visit and he does the same when my relatives come over. He also rips the “gay” books off our bookshelves and hides them. They all know we are gay and they know they are entering a “gay” house. I am against this and we have had some arguments about it. What do you say?
Proud Mapplethorpe Owner
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Today on Bilerico: "Figleafing"
You'll have to go to Bilerico after 10:30AM to se my response to the following:
Posted by Tony Adams at 8:19 AM
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I think one of those guys needs to sleep with the other one's sister so they can have something worthwhile to argue about. Sure, his partner's being silly, but if you can't just laugh at something like that, you need some major life trauma to help you put things in perspective.
I believe that most gay art should never had made it's way to the wall anyways....
Why? Give examples.
Without specifics, your statement is empty.
Sigh - I had kind of hoped that the days of De-Gaying apartments were behind us.
When my brother overlooked a cross-stitch in his bathroom, it absolutely confirmed what I'd been guessing for awhile. I wish he'd left something out that I could comment on, so we could have talked about it. (This particular piece? Too difficult to discuss for someone as young as I was.)
Completely hiding the life is hiding yourself. I understand and support guarding sensibilities, but the silence is deadly.
Maplethorpe's art is risque and sometimes pornographic. If there were kids coming, I would understand. But stop with the books!
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