In response to negative threads like this one and happy threads like this one, I wanted to start a new thread.
What are the good things about being gay, lesbian, bisexual transgendered, or queer?
My short list off the top of my head:
[ul][li]Instantly double your wardrobe[/li][li]People assume you’re witty and intelligent (which, of course, you are)[/li][li]Better dance clubs[/li][li]A man knows how to please a man, and a woman knows how to please a woman (Best. Sex. EVER.)[/li][li]We live in all the nice places in town[/li][li]Instant community that’s not afraid to kiss, hug, touch, and be friendly[/li][li]You can count fabulous drag queens among your ranks[/li][li]matt_mcl & Potter[/li][li]Unitarian Universalists think you’re boring[/li][li]You own Broadway[/ul][/li]
Others? Only positive stuff in this thread!
The Pride Parade. Damn, I love letting it all hang out (metaphorically) and trooping up Rene-Levesque Blvd. with all the queer people I don’t usually get to see as such.
The Village. Okay, it’s mostly bars at this point, and L’Androgyne Bookstore closed, but where else am I gonna get raspberry and mango mousse tart, friendly conversation, all the rainbow crap you could ever want (including the metro station), and helpful advice on choosing the right dildo?
The Community. If it weren’t for the community, I’d be a totally isolated and permanently traumatized lil closet fag, and my best friend might still be on the streets. (I certainly wouldn’t know him.)
Not taking things for granted. Lets me be grateful for what I’ve got.
Being an outsider. Gives me a perspective that makes me a better human being. I got into activism because I’m queer.
And last but not least,
The boiz, singly or in bunches. And one boi in particular. (Kiss on my Tommy-kun.)
You gain a certain level, because you have straight-relationship-magical-powers. You’re a guy, which automatically gets you in to a certain degree with other guys, and they’ll talk to you. Girls aren’t threatened by you, and they’ll talk to you. Thus, when you’re around, there’s an available translator, and the straight relationships in the vicinity immediately start working better.
Great things about being bi:
The pool is that much greater.
The ability to fulfill any stereotype for the fun of it and have it ‘fit’.
The ability to ignore all stereotypes, and make shit up, 'cause I’m just crazy like that.
The look on my boyfriend’s face when he realises I’m serious.
You’re a philanthropist. Why? Because you’re helping straight guys get laid by reducing the competition. Let’s face it, we couldn’t compete with guys who know how to dress themselves and like the theater…