FEB 17 2006

because the page is blank

interesting to me

and lately…I’ve needed this on a t-shirt
Top-10 Hints for Heterosexuals

  1. Do not run screaming from the room. This is rude.
  2. If you do have to back away, do so slowly and with discretion.
  3. Do not assume we are attracted to you.
  4. Do not assume we are not.
  5. Do not expect us to be as excited about meeting a heterosexual as you are about meeting a gay person.
  6. Do not immediately start talking about your boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife in order to make it clear that you are straight.
  7. Do not ask us why we got this way. Instead, ask yourself how you got the way you are.
  8. Do not assume we are dying to talk about being gay.
  9. Do not expect us to refrain from talking about being gay.
  10. Do not trivialize our experiences by assuming this is a bedroom issue only. We are gay 24-hours a day.
  • Nina on said:

    Nicely said, dear.
    I’ll try to remember.
    You should get that printed up as a hand-out. Like a business card, you know? Then when you come across idiot heteros, you can give them their cheat sheet.

  • -=e=- on said:

    YAY! A new post to leave a comment on!
    (Oh and well said. Especially the “Instead, ask yourself how you got the way you are.” one)

  • Raven on said:

    Great stuff!
    I would never treat someone who is gay different than me on purpose. Would love to scope out women with you sometimes though. *weg*

  • DawnIsMe on said:

    Ooooo … grist for the mill!
    Okay, here we go:
    1. Do not run screaming from the room. This is rude.
    2. If you do have to back away, do so slowly and with discretion.
    3. Do not assume we are attracted to you.
    4. Do not assume that we are repelled by you.
    5. Do not expect us to be as excited about meeting a white person as you are about meeting a black person.
    6. Do not immediately start talking about how some of your best friends are black in order to make it clear that you are not a racist.
    7. Do not ask us what it’s like to be who we are. Instead, ask yourself how you like being who you are.
    8. Do not assume we are dying to talk about being black.
    9. Do not expect us to refrain from talking about being black.
    10. Do not trivialize our experiences by assuming this is a ’60s issue only. In 2006, we are still black and some things haven’t changed all that much.

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