Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Gay Parties

How come gay people throw the best parties? Bicurious.

Do we? Well, I remember years ago some Caucasian friends saying that African-Americans "really know how to party" and, therefore, they threw the best parties, and I've heard the same thing said about other minority groups. It's not meant as an insult but it can be a little patronizing. I suppose some gay people say that gays throw the best parties as a simple expression of gay pride. Some straight people might think that gay parties are better because gays (some gays, I hasten to add) are more "fabulous" and colorful, and therefore more "fun". It's generally meant in a positive way but it can be awfully condescending.

Of course some straight-identified, conflicted individuals say gay people throw the best parties simply so they can explain what the hell they were doing at a gay party in the first place!


Anonymous said...

where are the gay bar in galway.

Bill Samuels said...

For gay bars in Galway, try queergalway.com, which has a list of gay bars and clubs -- about four, I think.

Have fun!