aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
X-Men 3: The Last Stand - a Trailer and a Question
Guest post by Augusto
Joe asked the question which is certain to arise and intensify once the movie is out: Would you submit yourself to a cure for homosexuality if such a cure was available? The trailer above compels you to think about such question because the parallel between the X-Men mutants and the gays is both remarkable and inescapable. In the movie, it appears the mutants will either be forced to be “cured” or will be offered a chance to be “cured.”
So, here’s my answer to the question: A long time ago I would have submitted myself to such a cure. I just wanted to belong, I just wanted to walk hand-in-hand with a boyfriend, kiss a guy at the movies, make-out at parties, not have to use gender neutral language to refer to my relationships, you know, the usual. But now, I am very comfortable and happy in my own, very gay, skin. I even have a loving husband. The oppression from society certainly made it hard for me to accept myself, but I did it (do I hear a “you go girl!”?).
What say you?
(crossposted at Queer Beacon)