It may not be morally correct to combine my Cadmium Red for Luna Jubilee's color challenge with the standing for love in all its forms and guises. But the color was right and the standing is honest enough. You can learn how to participate here
It's a bit strange to declare oneself as being this or that. I know ( not Alexandra but the puppet master) that my best friend, who is a gay man writing and researching in gender studies, find it old fashioned to declare oneself in such a way. He sees sexual identity as fluid, may be socially constructed, and he laughs out loud when critics of his work say that his aim is to prove that some writer or other was a gay man or a lesbian woman.
May be it shouldn't matter one way or the other. We can just love and feel sexually attracted to whomever we want. May be we are all queer in our own various ways.
But if you go to the Second Pride Festival in a London Sim, you'll see that it does still matter. Wolfgang Glinka shows us his long poem about the plight of the gay man through history.
The last part of Wolfgang Glinka's poem, as seen at the Pride Festival
He sent a notecard around saying that his stall had been griefed and vandalized. I don't know the history behind this, but there are definitely still people being harassed because of their sexuality in many places, even in the streets of my very liberal home town. So there is a fight to be fought.
I want to explore the whole matter by traveling the world . Just before leaving home:
There's always a short moment of hesitation before setting out: Will it be ok? Have I remembered everything? What about those I leave behind? Will I have the time for the Luna color challenge next week?
But then :
Contemplating the New York Skyline . Here I come: ready to explore the queerness of this extreme city. Or may be not ?
What I'm wearing:
Dress: from Diram, Carly dress in Red
: HS : Cherry Glossy Lips
!Leafy - Gold(Blush)
Maitreya V.I.P. Group Gift - Mesh EyeLashes
-tb- Nail Colour (Red)
Hair ::Exile:: Kiss Me:Sear
Shoes: Baiastice_Ute Mesh Pumps-vermilion (from the fantasy fair)
erratic / tear-drop earrings recolorable
LaGyo_Bonbon ring gold L
Maitreya Dragonfly Anklet L
Skin: [Gauze] Nude - Ivory
Eyes: Poetic Colors. by LL - bright - massive lead
Poses from Long Awkward Pose
My New York Sky box is from Trompe l'Oeil, found at a Collabor8 event