Be kind, Rewind

It's an odd thing to have an acquaintance come out to you as you're on your way out of a jam-packed inch-sideways-through-the-crowd gay bar --- not odd as in "I don't need to know", but odd as in I guess him seeing me in a gay bar made him think, ah, she's hanging out here, she must be okay to come out to, and so he did, half-shouting it so that I could hear him above the music and crowd noise.

Of course, it's even odder to have another friend introduce me to his gay friends at that same bar, only to follow up every introduction with an emphatic, "But she's not a lesbian." He said it's so that they know to introduce their eligible straight friends to me. I said it made me feel like I should have a disclaimer plastered to my forehead.

Not-odd was stumbling across another acquaintance's birthday party at the same bar. I didn't clink any champagne, but I gave him a hug and it was very nice to see him surrounded by the people he loves and who love him dearly.

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At 12/06/2009 12:49 am , Blogger Jess said...

My lesbian friend does that to me all the time when introducing me to her friends. My heterosexuality made me feel like a freak.

At 12/06/2009 1:27 am , Blogger Tym said...

Which, in our heteronormative society, is how queer people are made to feel all the time.

At 12/06/2009 9:48 am , Blogger Joan said...

My lesbian friend loves getting lesbian chicks to come up to make out with me, the straight girl. I guess it's entertainment to them. :)


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