Little Kiwi and Bauhaus

Little Kiwi and Bauhaus
A Boy and His Dog

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Just Some More Ramblings

Mok and Little Kiwi's alter-ego (Riff Randall, Rock'n'Roller) reflect on the countless lives that will be saved, and families that will be put back together, thanks to the incredible acceptance speeches by Dustin Lance Black and Sean Penn at the 2009 Academy Awards. Thank God for for TiVO (actually, it's not TiVo, it's some other version of recording live tv...) because as Black said his speech, Me, Mok and Mok's fiance pretty much lost our shit. I mean, fuck, I was a complete wreck, realising how much that speech was going to mean to all the LGBT children out there, and their friends and families, and I was just completely overwhelmed. We must have watched it 3 or 4 times. Then, when Sean Penn won, we fucking erupted with joy. "WE WON, WE WON!!!" And of course, his speech was incendiary and brilliant. Lance Black spoke to the LGBT people, specifically the youth, Penn spoke to those who are working so hard to deny them equality. Two completely necessary and life-saving speeches, my friends. Sure beats a laundry-list of agents, lawyers and such that other people seem to think constitutes a "speech".


So, that was that. Oscars. Speeches. Reflections of childhood. Religious hypocrisy. Mok and I roleplaying parents and kids having the "why Mommy and Daddy fight" talk....you know, just an average Wednesday night with my best friend.
:-)
Love ya!
Little Kiwi

1 comment:

Correy said...

Hi,

first of all I have to say that your blog is amazing! I came to it by way of dudesnude.

This conversation really struck a chord with me. I was teary eyed on oscar night as well. Those speeches were tremendous. I was like you for so long when you said you used to pray to be straight or dead. I used to ask God what's wrong with me, why am I like this. Plus I had parents who were telling me that this is not who I am and they don't believe this. They think I'm struggling with it so I've been messed up about my sexuality for as long as I can remember. I still am to a degree but since I'm older, I'm more aware of myself.

I'm jealous because I don't have friends like you :-( I don't have that outlet. Watching you guys I felt lonely and disconnected from that part of my life but at the same time I felt a little connection because of the stories you told of your past. I went through those same things as a kid. I live in New York but right now I'm in Dallas...well stuck in Dallas for the next month because I couldn't afford to stay in NY so I had to come back to my parents house. Now I feel more trapped than ever.

I don't have any friends here really because all my friends here dumped me when they found out about me. I never told them. So, anyways, I just want to say thank you for posting videos like this and I hope that one day I could be apart of your conversations. You all are so passionate in what you say and that to me is fucking amazing! These are real issues and you talking about them in an open forum is you doing your part for change :-)

Thanks again and my name is Correy btw...hope to hear back from you.

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