Monday, August 24, 2009

By the way, I'm attached.

His name's Mohan. He's adorable.

Have announced it on Facebook, but wanted to wait till I had a good picture of us together before I blogged about it.

Unfortunately, when we're together we're always too busy chattering or PDA-ing to remember to ask someone to take our photo. (We're both quite on about queer activism - holding hands in public isn't just pleasure, it's also propaganda.)

I have tried to take a photo today, but he claims he doesn't photograph well, and - to tell the truth, with me being so pallid and him being so dark, we haven't figured out the right exposure yet.

So the above photo (taken with my Mac) really is the best shot we've got of the two of us together. If you wanna see what he really looks like, go to my Facebook page.


mish said...

This is the best news I've heard all week, congrats! Best of luck!

Godwin said...

I find it strange that you treat your relationship as a propaganda act, or at least, part of it. Doesn't that then detract from, well, the relationship part of it? Of course, I can understand this given the surrounding context, but from experience it seems that many LGBT folks are also at the same time exhibitionist to the extent of being intentionally offensive or hostile towards people who don't share their views. Like racism, I think it goes both ways (that is, racial hate from a minority isn't justified). Oftentimes I think gay/queer people are so automatically defensive (rightly so, but also very likely ignorant about it - going so far as to attribute it to a natural disposition of gay behaviour, if there's even such a thing) or loud that they don't realise some people may simply not like a certain behaviour or demeanour, whether demonstrated by a queer or straight person, and not their orientation (perhaps their worldview includes no emphasis on sexuality and sexual relations). Pigeonholing conventional/straight/non-gay into one box is as dangerous as the opposite (are all 'gay people' the same? Do they all have the same interests? People are people yea? In that strain I wonder if activism by LGBT-centred groups actually do more harm than good), playing up on such notions only worsens the divide between people. I am aware there are a myriad variables so please pardon the gross generalisations I have myself made, but I hope you got the gist of what I'm trying to say. Cheers!