If I am being honest I have been known to be guilty of turning a subject into me. I noticed that I am not the only one though.

One thing that I cannot deny, and refuse to apologize for, is that all LGBT people think that stardom is just one smile and hip switch away. (OK, maybe not ALL LGBT people, but if you can name one…)

This isn’t entirely a bad thing. It seems that all of our social circles mimic our very own version of the Real Housewives. We are chatty, dramatic, stunningly beautiful (if I do say so myself), and nobody turns more heads than us. Best believe we scratch too!

It is hard to get a room full of LGBT people and have a focused, topic-based conversation. The second we smell an opportunity it immediately becomes the “insert name here” show, that is until “insert another diva here” cuts diva one off. Then all hell breaks loose because you know this broad brought an entourage…

Despite it being hard to get a word in edgewise, I love my LGBT community and our many stereotypes. Some are earned. We are amazing people who, despite contrary belief, have a rich culture that dates back thousands of years. We are just now becoming “normal”, kind of; by societal standards. We have always been the secrets of married men, or the fetishistic fantasy of some closet case in a truck stop who have to walk out with our heads held high despite feeling cheap.

Now that lifestyle is slowing breaking, I am only partially glad to see it go.

With Love
Jeff Utnage