Welcome to Discovering the Male Mysteries with Mel Mystery. This blog is a supplement to my podcast is for and about gay and bi pagan men. My podcasts are about what it is to be gay, what it is to be pagan, what it is to be men — sometimes as separate topics and sometimes all meshed together as one. I started this endeavor after seeing that there were few, if any, podcasts out there on this topic. The podcasts are informative, and present topics that challenge conventional thinking.

Can you be homosexual without being gay?

This is a long article (see link below), but it poses the question of terms used for modern sexual identity.  The premise of the article is that right now, even in the “gay” community, there’s a move to distance from gay cultural identity and to make it like the only difference between gay and straight people is their sexual attraction.  The author suggests that this isn’t necessarily true and that there’s a rich, though recently invented (past century, maybe two) gay culture that reflects differences that define us as more than just who we sleep with.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2015/05/can_you_be_homosexual_without_being_gay_the_future_of_cruising_drag_and.html

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2 responses

  1. it’s never worked for me! Even w/o sex I’m still queer as queer can be.

    May 13, 2015 at 9:34 am

  2. Thanks for sharing, I’m looking forward to reading the article! I recently had a discussion with an older man who once wrote an article on the same topic, so it’ll be interesting to see how someone else discusses it 🙂

    May 13, 2015 at 11:31 am

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