Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ever Wonder Why Gay People Are So "Gay"?

If you've ever been fortunate enough to be among a gathering of gay people, especially when they are on vacation, you'll notice one thing:

They are VERY GAY!

Look in vain and you'll rarely see a face that doesn't have a mile wide smile.  One would think with all the obstacles thrown at gay men (more than gay women, let's be real here), there would be a lot of sadness and long faces, not so.

Check out this video of the 2011 Provincetown Carnival in Provincetown, Massachusetts.  Lots and lots of happy faces here folks.

Remember our Bloggerpalooza last year in Lewes?  Any sad faces?  No ma'am!  Big smiles abounded.

What is it with gay people that when they get together, even if they're not camping it up (which is a lot of fun but we don't do THAT all the time), we always have a LOT OF FUN.  When is the last straight party or get together you've been to that you've seen these many smiles and just a total abandon of good times?

The Provincetown Carnival was an event that began after I stopped visiting Provincetown in the early 80's.  Back then we had our daily afternoon Tea Dance at the Boatslip. Back in my day we didn't have iPhones where we could take an instant video. You know if I had one I would be posting those videos now! Here's what I find interesting about this video that I pulled from YouTube, NOTHING HAS CHANGED! This is the daily afternoon Tea Dance (from 4 pm to 6 pm) at the Boatslip exactly as I remembered it and participated. Yes, there really are that many men there.  Does it look crowded?  I never had a problem body surfing this crowd.

By the way, how long do you think it will be before Rehoboth Beach has it's own GAY CARNIVAL?


anne marie in philly said...

yep, that's why I loves my boyfriends! they are such a joy in this crappy world! :)

Bob said...

I have a nice mix of straight and gay friends, and I can safely say that straight people, and gay people, smile and have fun at the same rates.

People who don't have fun--on vacation or at a party or anywhere--aren't necessarily straight. They're just people who don't know how to have fun. And there are some gay folks like that, too.

They just aren't invited to my parties!

Ron said...


You're right, straight and gay people do have the same smiles and fun "at the same rates." What I meant to convey was that most gay people are really very happy, unlike the anti-gay propaganda that being gay is "sad." To the contrary, you get a group of gay people together and they really know how to have a good time in spite of all the discrimination and obstacles they face in life. You can apply the same to black people and other minorities. Even though minority groups face a lot of hate, together they seem to have a better time than the white country club crowd.


Ron said...

We are fun Anne Marie. You would have loved the Tea Dance in Provincetown.


Unknown said...

Not Cool,So So So Not Cool. Whatever Happened to Human Rights.
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