I'm going to put off the rant I had planned for today because I'm just too happy right now. I made my final call-in for jury duty and found out I have been dismissed! w00t!
So what to blog about?
Fortunately, the answer just appeared to me as I learned of the GAY PRIDE CHALLENGE from The Spirit of St. Lewis Blog! Apparently this was started by Kelly's Rambling along in life... with a bit of PRIDE blog. The rules ask that you post a picture he took of his gay pride flag, like this...
... and then you tell your coming out story.
Which is easy for me, because I came out the minute I found out I was 20% gay. No mucking around in the closet for me! Not only was I totally proud to discover I was partially heterosexually-challenged, I immediately embraced my honorary membership in the gay community.
And here is my story.
For as long as I can remember, the only interest I've ever had in homosexuality was restricted to the gay fine arts... namely, certain aspects of its photography and motion picture culture...
But all that changed on April 13th, 2005.
It was on that day I blogged about how I was all squeeeeeeee! over the budding romance between Logan and Veronica on Veronica Mars. In the comments, Karla remarked at how I was being SUCH girl. I agreed with her and admitted that I just couldn't help myself. Then, before I know it, somebody suggests that I take the now-infamous Channel 4 Gay-O-Meter Quiz. Here is my reaction after I was told that maybe I'm acting like a girl because I'm gay...
Well I don't think that's the situation here... according to the test, I'm only 20% gay.
Hey, hold on a second...
HOLY CRAP!! I'M 20% GAY!!
And here I've been telling myself all this time that the reason I love Veronica Mars so much is because I it's so well-written and Veronica is hot. Now I know it's because I'm 20% gay and didn't even know it.
From there, things moved fairly quickly. Three days later, I was asked in a comment why I hadn't announced my new-found gayness with a DaveToon, so I did...
Out and proud. Out and proud.
Surprisingly, all my readers were very supportive of the news.
They were so supportive that I found new-found freedom to tell everybody about my man-crush on Ryan Reynolds...
... and reveal my adventures in discovering gay-friendly music by such artists as Kylie Minogue...
... and write a gay-themed Bullet Sunday where I congratulate Reverend Ted Haggard on his douchebag hypocrisy...
... and hang out with several hundred of my closest gay friends at an Erasure concert...
... and do my part for Queer Nation by speculating on why stupid homophobic bitch Sally Kern doth protest too much...
... and, of course, appearing on The Jester Show so I could get "injected with The Gay" and proclaim my fierceness...
... and even attend my first Gay Pride Street Fair so I could get protested...
So there you have it. The story of how I went from not knowing anything about The Gay... to discovering I was 20% gay... to embracing gay culture with all of my heart.
Well, okay... it's just 20% of my heart.
Since I'm now having to deal with another new-found revelation about my sexuality... I think I'm 80% lesbian.
= ahem =
Let's hope that I'm in a worse mood tomorrow so I can post my rant.
Isn't that why people come here?
I mean, before I started posting pictures of hot lesbians...
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You look adorable in a tiara.
Embrace the tiara.
Oh, and by the way, I just took the test…
“Janna is 43% gay! Congratulations! You’ve scored right in the middle and are a happy and well-adjusted hetero babe!”
Wow. Who knew?
Does this mean I get a tiara… or a motorcycle?
You know…there are times when you are just brilliant.
OMG Now I have a crush on Ryan Reynolds. Can anyone provide tips on stalking?
Personally, I come for the lesbians.
Awesome post. And not just because you post pics of hot kissing lesbians (which is sure to bring on some complaints in the emails).
Utah just had their pride this last weekend. We didn’t go, but were invited to go by my fiance’s ex-husband (who left her for another man) and our friend’s daughter. I’ve been before and this year, according to the paper, it was more crowded than previous years, which is always good to see.
One of my best friends, who died in late 2003, was gay. One of our first Vegas trade show trips, he went with several of us to Cheetah’s. At the time, i didn’t know he was gay (he hadn’t told me in the almost 8 years we had known each other at that point). A few months later, he came out and I asked him how awkward was it for him to go see a bunch of tits and ass all over the place. He told me that to make up for it, I’d have to go with him to gay dance club, which the next time we were in Vegas, I did. It’s wasn’t bad and all but one of the patrons respected my straightness. I danced, had fun, had a few drinks.
You, on the other hand, have earned that 20% gay.
I’m here for the hot lesbians. So there’s actually other things you post about on this blog? Must’ve missed them.
Fine, fine, fine….you win the Ryan Reynolds debate but to be fair, it’s not like I was around back then to actually STEAL him from you. So I declare that we both can have him…you for “the gays” and me for the “bitches in heat” 😉
Lately, I just come here for the hot lesbians. Let me know when you run out of pics, and I’ll share my stash with you.
I come here for the lesbians. Oh! And the cupcakes.
I had, somehow, missed your comments on Sally Kern. Which can only mean I came to the same conclusions about her without any sort of subliminal interference.
Great minds think alike.
80% lesbian!! *Snorts* Genius!
Don’t rant – share some more gay lovin’ it’s good for the soul ;o)
I actually hit the 50% mark, earning my happy and well adjusted hetero babe label, but there was no way to measure the fact that I am the ULTIMATE FAG HAG, which I have it on very good authority that I AM, and so WOOHOO GETTING MY PRIDE ON IN SEATTLE.
I come for the pudding. I guess they (the lesbians) are hot lesbians but fake boobs freak me out almost as much as zombies do.
I got a 60% gay.
So wait…does this mean that 20% of your dates are with men??
I’ve been patiently waiting on the lesbians all this time and, God, it was SOOOOOO worth it.
Janna… Why yes! I think a tiara would balance out a motorcycle nicely! Unless helmet laws say otherwise.
Adena… I may only be 20% gay, but I’m 100% genius, so this is surprising to you?
Jeff… I’m crossing my fingers because I just applied to be an extra on his next movie. Wish me luck!
Avitable… Yeah, me too!
ChillyWilly… Over the years I’ve been taken to some very interesting gay-oriented venues. I never mind too much because the music is always awesome, and (as you say) once they find out you’re straight, most everybody is respectful of it. I think most of the hetero-challenged are just happy to know that there are straights who are secure enough in their sexuality that they can support their gay friends and it’s no big deal. That’s part of the reason I have no problem blogging in support of gay issues. If enough straights come out (heh) and do the same, maybe we can help change things and move society past this homophobic stupidity that plagues us. Sexuality is just a part of a person’s life, and discounting the entire person because of it is something this world just can’t afford to do.
Y not I… Eh, there are already plenty of lesbian porn blogs out there.
Y not I… At least, that’s what I’ve heard… because how would I know something like that?
Hilly Sue… YES! See, I was crushing on him back in ’05!! But I’m not above sharing, so you’ve got a deal.
Winter… I don’t think I could ever run out… but why does that have to be a reason for you to share?!? 🙂
Arwen… Then all we need are lesbians in chocolate pudding, and everybody is happy! I’ll look into that…
Robert… Historically? No. I just can’t get into the whole two-penis mambo thing. Recently? Might as well be. 20% of zero is still zero!
Sir… You should see the uncropped version!
Sizzle… Just think of how fabulous lesbians with cupcakes would be!
JTM… Yes! 20% gay, 100% fanTABulous!
Delmer… I feel that way about anybody who goes out of their way to hate on something excessively. It wouldn’t bother them so much unless there was an underlying reason for it all…
Penelope… Unfortunately, my fellow lesbians have no interest in me, so my 80% is just going to waste!
Tracy Lynn… Congratulations! Right now, I only have to listen to 80’s synth pop to maintain my 20%… I don’t think I want to know what I’d have to do to reach 50%!
mew… Lil’ Dave is always adorable. He just can’t help himself! Being able to rock a tiara doesn’t hurt.
I still think you’re more like, say, 21% gay. You’re such a great friend to dive in and play this little game. I’ll make sure that Kelly knows you did it. PS>….Your RSS feed isn’t coming through on my feed reader anymore. I’ve been missing your posts. From one gay bro to another, welcome to the club!
Shit! I’m like 43% gay, and it never even asked about going down on guys or anything!
I can’t remember my comment. My brain got loaded with Ryan Reynolds……..
I just found out that I’m 63% gay.
If a guy goes to an erasure concert wearing a tight black t-shirt, jeans, and cowboy boots, is he gay?
I have girl-crushes all the time. I think it means you are a well rounded individual who understands that you can appreciate things in life without it having hidden meanings.
I am more worried about the people who claim to have never had a same sex crush. Like Ted Haggard…
So, I’m 30% gay.
That means you’d be the “butch” and I’d be the “femme.”
Lewis… Unfortunately, it’s a growing problem with Bloglines that I can’t control. A lot of feeds are refusing to update, and nobody at support is saying anything.
Ajooja… Less hair product more power tools perhaps?
MetalMom… He seems to have that affect on the ladies.
MetalMom… And some guys.
Avitable… Ah, see, here’s where you’re going wrong… when they ask you whether you would prefer to GIVE a blowjob to a NFL linebacker or RECEIVE a blowjob from a Playboy Playmate, you need to answer the latter.
Jake… Absolutely not.
Jake… Unless he has his hand down the pants of the guy standing next to him. That’s very gay.
Jacki… Yes but what separates me from Ted Haggard is that I don’t actually want to have sex with Ryan Reynolds! 😀
Fella… Sounds somewhat disappointing for both of us because together we’re only 50% gay. Maybe if we tossed some hot chicks in there!
Fella… Or Ted Haggard.
I was 60% gay. I think it comes from years of wanting to be a lesbian. Or was it that I’m a lesbian trapped in a mans body?
Now I’m confused, and oddly enough, a little excited.
Happy Pride all.
Thank you for posting the picture! You have great sense of humor… you also have some great blog readers as several have taken up the challenge… thanks for helping spread the word… so happy 20% Pride Month!! hehe
You so need to make a “Gone Muff Diving” graphic. Seriously. 🙂
I thought I was 100% gay but, according to the test I’m only 40% gay. Dear Dr. Dave, How can this be? Is it possible that it’s because I haven’t gotten laid in so long?
I’m 40% gay according to this. But I’m, like, really GAY gay. You know, practicing and all. And I’m only twice as gay as you. Which means you’re really like 50% gay.
Embrace the gay, Dave. Feel the love.
I totally thought I commented. Hrmph!
I took the quiz. I am 43% gay which explains a lot.
20% gay is 100% queer
Mad William… Does it matter? Life needs a little excitement! 😀
Kelly… And thanks to you for getting it all started.
Robin… I haven’t been diving in a long time! I wonder if my PADI certification expires after a period of non-use? How will I buy oxygen?
ET… TRICK QUESTIONS?!? 🙂
Matt… Hah! Apparently there are some gays out there who are not quite as gay as they thought… hmmm?? Next thing I know, you’ll be blogging about the latest Girls Gone Wild video!
Sizzle… Ah, but still 100% fabulous! Lick a Kate for me next time you see her, won’t you?
QueerUnity… And don’t think that I’m not 100% proud of that!! 🙂
I’m not Gay but I’m here for the Lesbians too.
I’m new here and think this post might just make you one of my every day reads.
You might be only 20% gay but you are 100% FIERCE
Being devoted to Project Runway and shows like “Hot in Cleveland” sorta ups your HQ to 35% or so. I’m just sayin’.