Jentasmic: Pixie Dust for Gay Days

4 Jun

One commenter calls it “Disturbing . . . and wishful.” Another just plain loves the post. Head on over to Studios Central and see what you think about my column today, Pixie Dust for Gay Days. A snippet to whet your appetite (or perhaps disquiet you):

Trust me: Being queer isn’t always as much fun as Neil Patrick Harris and Ellen DeGeneres make it look. There are some bumps in the road, some scary moments, just like everybody has scary moments in life. In a way, there’s nothing all that special about being queer: Everybody in life faces challenges of one sort or another, everybody knows somebody who doesn’t like them, everybody’s had to say something they were scared to come out with now and then.

Maybe these are all things that people can keep in mind if they find themselves facing one of the questions I sometimes hear from the twitchy straight people: Will my children see men holding hands? Will I have to explain to them about homosexuality?

And hey, if you want to hear more about Gay Days, you’re in luck. On next week’s Those Darn Cats, I interview three of our listeners who’ve been to Gay Days at least a time or two. Check back on Wednesday, and the show will be up.

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