Sometimes I wonder if I AM a militant homosexual. Sometimes I think there is no way I could be one.
Sometimes I think that I shall become one if I allow myself to be a free spirit all the time, as opposed to, occasionally (read: rarely).
Yesterday, Friday, March 28, 2014, I was thinking about how I walk. Thirty-two per cent of the time, I walk like I AM in a music video; thirty-three per cent of the time I walk like I AM in the military; thirty-five per cent of the time I walk like George Jefferson (portrayed brilliantly by [the late and great] Sherman Hemsley).
So far, in my life, I have signed numerous petitions, but have only been to two Gay Pride Parades (both in Manhattan), and I have yet to take part in a demonstration. Also, as soon as I find out that a company does not treat its LGBT employees fairly, I stop spending my Gay CA$H on their products or services (The Salvation Army has lost out on my money, which is a damn shame, and I have never seen the prices on Barrilla pasta so low in my life!).
And yet, there is a part of me that wonders, what would happen if I allowed this part of me to be set free? Would I be arrested? Would someone throw a brick at me? Would I kill someone?
Yes, these are all the kinds of “what if” questions that are excellent for destroying one’s sanity, but I feel that as an openly Gay Man, and as a Spiritual man, I have a responsibility to engage in Self-Inquiry.
Perhaps nothing bad would happen to me if I raised my voice and a big sign in protest about any of the harmful experiences my fellow LGBT people are experiencing, and maybe I simply need to stop thinking about it, and Self-Inquiring and simply do something.
I would love to hear your thoughts in the matter. Because, frankly, I think I would benefit from someone else’s thoughts about this topic.
Before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog followers of “This Gay Man’s Life…” They are: “interestingliterature,” “Kendall F. Person, thepublicblogger,” and THE “Cristian Mihai.” I must confess, I love it when published authors follow my blogs!
May all of you receive great Insight, great Wisdom and great PRIDE from following “This Gay Man’s Life…”
And for those of you already following and reading this blog, my other blog, http://thetarotman.wordpress.com, or both, thank you for honoring who you are and what you do, and thank you for honoring who I AM and what I do, too.