The "gay" work

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    Sep 11, 2007 2:57 PM GMT
    I've been reading "How To Survive Your Own Gay Life" by Perry Brass. He points out that there is a "gay" work that we must do. To summarize, it involves a number of tasks or responsibilities, as follows:

    1) To act as the remaining key to a lost male function: recognizing the male as a being of intrinsic beauty. To embrace art for art's sake, beauty for beauty's sake, and to find the beauty in that which mainstream society eschews, and make it known.

    2) To provide a normal brake on population.

    3) To become the scribe (or point of consciousness) of families -- that is, telling the story of our family, our own gay story, and being the keepers of gay history, since the mainstream media doesn't.

    4) To enrich and enlarge the role of men - that is, to make the role of men less of a money-maker, and more nurturing, both toward family and other men.

    I think that there is a definite purpose for every man and woman on the face of the earth, be he/she straight, gay/lesbian, bi, transgendered, or transsexual. Each of us has a purpose and a value within society.

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    Sep 11, 2007 4:17 PM GMT
    Stop reading these rubbish books Sundown and get out there and start to live.

    You will learn by your mistakes, so start to make some.

    Personally I don't believe we all have a purpose, we just 'are'. But if you need a purpose then it's up to you to find your own and not rely on stupid writers who will write anything to make a few quid.

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    Sep 11, 2007 4:28 PM GMT
    Thanks for the book tip Sundown. I like the points you listed - and I definitely believe I have a higher purpose in this life than just "being". Although I enjoy my life, and seek out things I am passionate about - I've always believed that my life is not about me, but rather about the good I can do for others.

    Keep your balance in life - read some and get out and live some.

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    Sep 11, 2007 4:53 PM GMT
    "To act as the remaining key to a lost male function"

    I don't think lesbians are gonna munch this carpet.
  • phill

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    Sep 14, 2007 9:05 PM GMT
    its interesting to see the gay male populace reach out and try to find their identity through common folklore or ever neo events like those stated. For a long time i tried to become gay as though it was a set list of criterium to be checked off and thought about. It is helpful if you are confused to see in print what we should be doing because we can then define goals and objectives in which to work towards, often times giving us signposts along the way to being this gay male entity.

    It took me a long time to understand that although im gay underneath it all i am a man. So the question should be what are your responsibilities as a man and how do they overlap with your gay identity or gay persuasion.

    I think it is societies problems that that book lists one in which all should work on. The idea of sexualizing the male and female form as a way to sell or market to individuals is a base form and ultimately harmful for all involved. So it should be the responsibilty to our culture as a whole to find the beauty the actual natural beauty of form without a sexualize rationality.