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    Aug 21, 2009 10:35 PM GMT
    What is the relation between creativity and homosexuality? Or is there any?
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    Aug 21, 2009 10:45 PM GMT
    I dunno. I think there's a definite relation between escapism and creativity though. Almost all gay men go through a phase of escapism. While growing up, we are often forced to hide ourselves and/or be put in a situation where we aren't happy. Where the only escape is through imagination. That probably explains why gay men are usually very artistic (and on the more extreme end - self-destructive).
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    Aug 21, 2009 11:39 PM GMT

    I think there is a definite correlation. Homosexuals are often banished, atleast for a time and in that dark isolation great creativity and ingenuity can result. See, luckier people get completely accepted by society and often conform, which stifles their creativity. Look at the "normal" people: clones, replicas. I can speak for myself and a majority of the gay men I know are amazingly creative because they've been in a dark lonely place before and they say it lent to their creativity.
    We were banished, but then we emerged and found the gay community waiting, a place we could utilize all of that good creativity we had pent up. Being different is usually the catalyst, even apart from homosexuals. Creative people can best be described as different/non-conformist and are often treated as such, which is why sometimes after the radiant gay man emerges into the gay community and is completely accepted, he often conforms again, loses his creativity and becomes those dreaded replicas, clones..
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    Aug 22, 2009 12:16 AM GMT
    It is a wonderful invention.

    Homosexuals couldn't rise to prominence and be open in fields like finance or law. But the arts, you could do what ever you want as long as it was subtle enough. Before Stonewall or the Matachine Society or the House Unamerican Activities Committee and that, Paul Cadmus, Jerome Robbins, Len Bernstein and their ilk could talk about queer life through metaphor (except Cadmus, he would just slap it on a canvas).

    Young queers understood that coded language and hence art, dance, music, and the stage became queer spaces. Or at least that is my dime store history on it.