Happy Pride Month @_@

I apparently celebrated by being spat on and called a “D*ke” as I was coming out of the post office today. The guy who yelled it was on a motorcycle and sped away before I could respond. Ironically, I’m probably more conservative than he is. I’m just not an asshole. All of this reminded me of when my mom and I were traveling abroad and were nearly gay bashed because we were walking arm in arm and we both had short hair. That was in France, by the way, so this type of random foolishness and prejudice isn’t just an American thing. In that instance, I scared the guys off, but it could have ended quite differently. 

On a more positive note, Saturday, I was offered a discount on antique ephemera because “I see from your short hair that you are gay.” (I declined the offer because I am not in fact gay and did not want to take a discount meant for someone else. I got a discount anyway because when he asked my profession (theologian), I then correctly answered a theological question he put to me). I would like to note for the record that having really short hair does not make one gay. It is not like an initiatory mark to a special club. My short hair has no impact at all on who shares my bed. I am happily married to a man much hairier than I. lol. He has hair enough for both of us. I keep my hair cropped as a religious discipline to honor the military dead. 

On an ironic note, I mentioned this to a friend of mine, and she is bi and has slept with women (and told me to include this note here lol) and is beautiful with long flowing blond hair and very feminine and she is always pissed that no one thinks she could ever be gay or bi. So, stop judging by hair, people. It’s stupid and makes you look like fools.

This all makes me wonder what my lesbian, gay, and bi friends are going through on a day to day as our country grows more polarized. It was a word today, it could just as easily have been a rock. I’m really sorry for whatever suffering you may be enduring, and I stand in solidarity with you, not just this month but all year long. Be strong, stand together, and don’t let shit like this get you down. 

courtesy of Emory University History dept found here: https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/lgbtflags/history/

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on June 13, 2022, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I love the bit people always say about homophobes probably being closeted LGBT+ people themselves. I don’t actually believe that to be the case, but that statement does get under the bigoted morons’ skin like little else, so I’m happy to use it as a verbal weapon against them. Happy Pride Month everybody!

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  2. That was really brazen of them to do that. I’m so sorry to hear this happened. I’m honestly surprised that anyone would try to assume something like that based on hair when short hair and even going bald are becoming more popular with women in general these days.

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    • ganglerisgrove

      It happens all the time, Guason. But usually it’s not an issue. today really made me wonder if things are getting worse for my gay and lesbian friends out there.

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      • I’m sure it does. I guess I’m just surprised to actually hear it happen to someone I know. It’s an alien concept to me to actively go out of your way to hurt someone you don’t even know over something you only think you don’t like about them. It makes me wonder what kind of psychology someone has to think that’s a good thing to do regardless of their personal views

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  3. I know the reason for why Gay Hatred is on the rise, but I don’t know if I can be allowed to post it here.

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