Monday, June 1, 2009

Supergay History Month

Gay History Month is here!

This is a very special year for the gay and lesbian community. Forty years ago this month the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village ushered in the modern era of the Gay Civil Rights Movement. Which kind of makes you think ... Supergay turns forty, the modern gay civil rights movement turns forty. Coincidence? Hardly!

To celebrate Gay History Month I am going to try to share some gay history with you. Maybe it will be real gay history, maybe it will be Supergay history. But I need a project either way and you know I've got a lot to share. I am sure I will get busy and my follow-through will be as complete as every other project I ever aborted, but let's give it a whirl.

To start things off, let's take a look at the only trophy I ever won as a youth. I visited my parents on my 40th birthday and my dad had been cleaning out his closets and discovered it, my trophy from the summer sailing program at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. I was so proud the day I won it, especially since I hadn't been expecting it.

Over the years I would tell people "I won Skipper of the Year!" But it turns out I was a bit off. In hindsight, someone knew me better than I thought. At least they were kind enough to acknowledge it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this! When guys ask "Are you a catcher or a pitcher?" you can smile and say "Me? I'm a skipper!"


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