Dan Savage writes an excellent sexual advice column for Seattle’s weekly The Stranger and this week he ran a bunch of letters from men who like to wear dresses and I felt compelled to to say one thing that I felt he left out of his column.
It is okay for a man to wear a dress.
A bunch of the letters seem to be pleas for acceptance from Mr. Savage which he seems to ignore in favor of his own favorite subjects. This is fine but I wanted to address that issue. It is okay for a man to wear a dress. It is okay for anybody to wear a dress. Clothing has no gender, it is just drapery we use to protect and decorate ourselves. There is nothing wrong with being born with a penis and wearing a dress. Society, your friends, your family, even your partner may belittle you for this but they are all wrong. It is okay to wear a dress and feel pretty or confident or whatever you need to get through your day.
I believe that this is important and it had to be said but of course, I’m a dude who likes to wear dresses so take from this what you may.
I lost my Internet connection at home so I haven’t been able to post for awhile, my apologies.
Luckily for me and you, not much has happened to me lately.
Summer has been great. I soldout of all of my issues of the second volume of the Lipstick Diaries and my short story collection, “Hitler High: Pandora’s Bong, Some Haiku’s and a Short Story or Two” has now sold a little over 100 copies after two years of release.
I’m still playing keyboard with the Denver band Mr. Pacmen. At some of their upcoming shows I’ll be playing sweet heavy metal guitar. I’ve never done that before so wish me luck!
I’m working currently on volume 3.0 of the Lipstick Diaries which I’ll put out in October. I’m going to make it an all Halloween issue so I’m working on writing a long horror story (think John Bellairs!), part two of Nightmares and Desires and probably some drawings of monsters and other seasonal themes.
I’ve run into some money problems this summer so I’m delaying the shoot for my next short film, “Blue Sky” till early winter. This will probably be better since it’s a horror short and winter skies are always scarier than summer’s.
So, until next time….