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A Coming-Out Story

I just read this story of a coming-out.  A ten-year-old boy had a very serious discussion with his mom in which he came out to her as straight.  She had a fair amount of trouble processing this as an actual coming-out, it seemed to me,

Afterward, she talked to her brother about it, who said:

“Babe, he just came out to you. He told you that he is straight. You have to listen to him and work from that for now and acknowledge it and believe it. That’s it. He’s straight. You have to honor that – just like you would if C.J. told you that he was gay. Both of your kids know that you love them and support them and accept them whether they are gay or straight. But, when they tell you like that you have to believe them.”

The fact that this reads oddly to us, and that someone “coming out” as straight seems absurd, well.


If you can find a better definition of heteronormativity, I don’t know what that would look like.

Happy Pride!

Being Rochester, we’re different.  Everyone else does Pride in June so of course, we’re having it this weekend.

We saw this a lot today.  Someone needs to tell the fascists.  And by fascists, I mean Rethuglicans.  But they can control us a lot better with a message of hate, so that is their go-to position.


Congratulations, Trixie Mattel for winning All-Stars Season 3!  It certainly was not how we expected it to go, from watching the edited final product.  We don’t know what goes on in the hundreds of hours we never see.



Christmas Drag Brunch

Drag Brunch today at Edibles. Rochester throws  some pretty big shows!

Two veterans of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Mrs. Kasha Davis and Darienne Lake.  Plus the brilliant Aggie Dune, and the 7ft-tall (in heels, but still) Ambrosia Salad performed hilarious lip-synchs and ad-libs.

All photos by Jill Frier.  Soundtrack highlights below.

(I think this is the right cover version.  Minor key makes it creepier.)


A House of Cards, Indeed

House of Cards has been canceled after Season Six (that is already in the can).

It was already in decline. Even more than Veep, it had outrun its own story arc.  It also became… underwhelming compared to the real occupant of the White House.

But the coup de grace has certainly been made more abrupt by Kevin Spacey’s response to allegations of attempted sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy some years ago.  Which was essentially to say, “Well, what do you expect?  After all, I’m gay.”  So his “coming out” ended up reading as an endorsement of the most vile slanders against LGBTQ people the right wing ever exploited.

I won’t miss House of Cards.  Or Kevin Spacey.

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