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.

Posts tagged “Names

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


Podcast Episode 12 is online!

Episode 12 is titled “The Power of Names.”

In this episode I talk about the power of names including the names we use as individuals, the names we take on as groups (specifically our sexual identities and spiritual paths), and the names we call others.

Individual names include our personal names, family names, nicknames, craft and magickal names, and our true names.

Group names include the names we call ourselves based on our sexual identities and our spiritual paths. Do we call ourselves gay, LGBT, Androphile, Queer, or some other term? As Pagans do we call ourselves the generic Pagan, Druid, Odinist, Wiccan, Witch, or even (gasp) Warlock.

Do we call other people names that build the up or tear them down? What about the term “creepy”?

There’s also a news update and some cool music and sound clips throughout the episode.

You can find the episode on my website at: http://www.melmystery.matrixwerx.com/ or through iTunes.

Enjoy!