Being queer doesn’t make you a predator
On April 25 Den Mother Jennifer Tyrrell of the Boy Scouts of America’s Ohio Cub Scouts Troop 109 was thrown out of the organization for being a lesbian.
It’s no secret that the queer community is a little more than eager to get sexual play. Our disproportionate sexual and romantic needs are evidenced by our dating and mating styles. Consequently, it’s also no secret that gays fuck around the most and lesbians couple up the most frequently. Since gays already engage in non-traditional relationships, being in an open relationship isn’t that far of a stretch. But can they work?
There’s usually no shortage of events that are going down on any given day in Austin. And Austin makes no exception when it comes to gay events. Now, many of us already know about the usual Tuesgays down at Barbarella and Shitty Kitty Bingo at RAIN, but are there any other fun recurring gay activities going on in Austin each week?
While enjoying a vodka cranberry last weekend at a favorite watering hole of mine, I was privileged to enjoy the fascinating mating ritual of two lesbians sitting at the patio table in front of mine. All stereotypical assessments aside, I could tell that these two were clearly gay. Call it intuition.
Once you’ve finally taken the plunge (pun intended) and come out of the closet, the first thing many of us do is try to find others who share our same “interests.” This occurs for many reasons. One is to try to get laid; a second is to actually make some friends.
Kate X Messer is something of a local icon to gay and lesbian Austinites everywhere. Mostly known for her column “Gay Place” in the Austin Chronicle, Messer is always in the know when it comes to cool gay shit going on in this fair city of ours.
With SXSW descending upon our town, we will be flooded with all kinds of creeps coming out of the wood works. People will be flying in from all over the world to see what Austin has to offer. What does that mean for us queers? More chances to see and be seen and more chances to be put in danger.