I must confess, though I find some TEDx programs and talks enlightening, a lot of them I don’t identify with. I do have the app and will occasionally check it out to see what’s new. This video I got to see via a friend’s recommendation and is one of the more interesting ones. It involves actor/writer/photographer iO Tillett Wright who is on a mission to photograph 10,000 faces across different cities in the US in her project entitled Self-Evident Truths as a way to bring people to see the modern day face of “gay” and challenge them to deny the LGBTQ family rights that are common to all human beings. It reminds me of vlogger Davey Wavey’s video which I’ve included below (thanks PinkAgendist!)
One of the more thought-provoking questions was asking people to quantify their level of ‘gayness’ from one to a hundred percent and most people seemed stymied by the idea of assessing such a parameter. I myself shied away for the longest time from giving myself such a place on the spectrum, claiming I was undefined in a bid to hold on to shreds of “bi-curiousity” and later bisexuality (I couldn’t convince myself I was still bi-curious, not after all the action I’d had) that were quickly disappearing like dust particles under a good broom and dust pan. Now I’d say that that I’m around 90% gay.
So then, how gay are you?