Good morning peeps, I'm here in Philadelphia for tonight's big Liberty Bears holiday party at Tabu. I expect to see Phil and Jimmi along with other Philly based Facebook friends join us tonight for some holiday fun!
I arrived late last night after a kind of stressy week, but it's amazing how easily a few vodka crans (and seeing a whole new crop of hotties at the Bike Stop and Tabu) will make it all betterer. :) The space is awesome, the Liberty Bear crew putting it together is on top of everything and we're all set for fun n games, music, assorted shenanigans (including a round of Porn Idol where you yes YOU can find out if you have what it takes become, Philly's latest Porn (porn porn porn) Idol (idol idol idol)) .. that's from 10pm til 2am. Give me liberty or give me caffeine. :)
Today is World AIDS Day and we are all still living with AIDS whether we are infected or not; we are all Affected by this over 30 years later. The thing that makes me bat shit crazy is the indifference of the LGBT community (well, more specifically the G in that alphabet soup). It has, as writer Patrick Hamilton writes in an excellent column today, become that thing that no one wants to talk about and wants the gay community to distance itself from.
What the solution is, I don't know, but I do know that I, along with many of my friends will continue to work against the peverse extremes of the gay spectrum - it seems that so many guys are either bland as shit, haven given up their individuality so that they become 'nice queers' that 'deserve' Marriage Equality (I think it's a mindset of "if we are presentable, then we won't have the rights bestowed upon us taken away" which is a crap attitude) or they've simply completely given up their lives and devoted themselves to doing as much crystal as they can stuff into themselves (without asking themselves the essential questions - why am I lonely? how can I change that? what is the change I need to make in me to make my life better? what am I here for? what can I do to contribute to the world in a real way - I mean, a way that doesn't have anything to do with Grindr?) It's real adult stuff that you have to be fucking brave to face - and then take action on.. it's not easy.. but the rewards of wearing the big boy pants are worth it, trust me).
On a lighter note, a friend of a Facebook friend, Mark, took the above photo of an unfortunate billboard juxtaposition in Los Angeles. My favorite comment was: "Herrrrre's Cossette" and that made me smile, and on a day commemorating the loss of incredible amounts of life, I kind of needed that to cheer me up.
See you all tonight at Tabu!