Monday, June 12, 2006

Literary Pride

I marched in Pride for the umpteenth time over the weekend. This still surprises me. I once believed that in order for me to have any kind of a succesful creative life, I had to stay in the closet. Indeed, being gay has inspired many stories. My work has also been supported by the gay and lesbian community. And the straight community who find value in reading diverse voices.

I'm reminded of the X-Men Movie: The Last Stand. The mutants are given the opportunity to "cure" themselves of their "illness." There's nothing to cure, said Storm. There's nothing wrong with you.

If I had the opportunity to cure my gayness, would I take it? Hail Naw. Why would I give up my special powers?

(photo courtesy of Kristina Wong)

8 comments:

ver said...

OMG, Noel, that is the best picture ever. I can see all your special powers working at peak performance...

Jason Phoon said...

I believe this is the first time I see you post a picture of yourself .. lol

Sundry said...

Great photo! Made me break out in smiles.

Bob Hoeppner said...

Glad to see you having a good time. That is you, right?

Rich said...

Is that really you? Hard to tell in those dark glasses and hat.

thelastnoel said...

Yeah, it's me. Or maybe not.

craM said...

Hey Noel,
Hope to meet you soon. Jeff invited me to one of your coworkers parties tonight. Maybe then. Anyway, check out my blog when you get a chance.
marC

kristina wong said...

if i knew, i would have taken more pics of you. full body kinds.