Having been a ‘square’ since round one of my life, I’ve never been too interested in the affairs of those of various and sundry sexual orientations. There are lots of ‘different’ people who aren’t on the same wavelength and/or don’t meet with other people’s approval, but I can’t help that — I’ve got my own problems. My mantra has been: To each his own. Live and let live. Whatever rattles your cage. Etc.

You may think the reason I’m writing this is because I have just experienced a sudden conversion and intend to become a zealot for the causes of the transsexual, transvestite, transgendered….etc. Not so. I’m still an old-fashioned, “You go your way, I’ll go mine” kind of gay — er, guy. But issues surrounding the foregoing have come increasingly to the fore in recent years, so I’m finally taking the trouble to educate myself a bit. How much time can it take to see if you can put yourself in the other guy’s/gal’s/gay’s shoes for a moment? They may not fit, but food for thought won’t make you fat.

Then there is the biblical story of the prodi-gal son (forgive me, Father, for I have punned) as a reminder that sexual duality is nothing new. It’s been around since long before Commodus was commodious and Nero fiddled around. Would they have not been tyrants if they had been straight arrows? Isn’t that like saying a magician would not be an illusionist if he had one less rabbit in his bag of tricks? (I just pulled that one out of the hat — no doubt you can come up with a better analogy.)

And on that venture into the androgynous zone, I will close with this:

There’s a gender in your brain and a gender in your body. For 99 percent of people, those things are in alignment. For transgender people, they’re mismatched. That’s all it is. It’s not complicated, it’s not a neurosis. It’s a mix-up. It’s a birth defect, like a cleft palate.” — Chaz Bono

Who is Chaz Bono? Click on this 2009 video clip, then click where it says Watch on YouTube:



6 comments on “THIS POST IS A DRAG

  1. Don Frankel says:

    Muse this I learned from being married to a Doctor, in medicine they study everything from hang nails to heart attacks. So somewhere are actual studies on the subject with real information not the stuff bandied about in the media. The other thing I know is everything about us is in our jeans, no wait, genes.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Don, that’s one reason why I never ‘invested’ time in forming hard and fast opinions on this subject: you don’t know who to believe (not unlike politics, come to think of it). Nonetheless, I think the Chaz Bono quote deserves to be taken seriously because it comes from a serious, intelligent person speaking from personal experience, not from someone wearing ideological jeans, or genes (notice that I liked your wordplay so much, I re-used it).


  2. arekhill1 says:

    Live and let live indeed, Sr. Muse. Also, pee and let pee, wherever you think you should.

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  3. Don Frankel says:

    Muse I’m flattered that you re-used it. And the patient”s thoughts and perceptions are very important. We call that patient history. Ooops I’m not really a Doctor. I only play one on But a whole lot of people will weigh in on this and a whole lot of other subjects without a clue. The irony of it, is all you have to do is use a search engine and you can get real knowledge. But maybe that would ruin all the fun of screaming and gnashing of teeth.

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