Sunday, January 17, 2010

We're Here, We're Queer, Get Used To It!


Yesterday morning, my favorite neighbor called to ask if I wanted to go for a walk. He left a message and said that he had big news.


"Of course. What time, where are we going and what's the news?"

"Now, here and the chick on the corner's a lesbian, too!"

We walked around the neighborhood and stopped by to see if she was home. Just to say hi and to introduce ourselves. She wasn't. We finished our walk and as we were walking up his driveway, I said, "Does she drive a red sports car?"

He wolf whistled. She didn't hear him, so he called her as she was walking in her door. She hustled over to meet us with a huge smile on her face. We watched the Kentucky basketball game and got acquainted.

If you are straight and live in my neighborhood, you're currently the minority!

27 comments:

Indigo said...

I like this very much, but why do we name ourselves 'queer?' to me we're normal, gay is good right? Not everybody's cup of tea but we're not hurting anyone. I came out of the closet last year, my kids still can't get used to the fact that mother, the wife of their dad, is gay. I didn't want to hurt them, but I took a long tme to realise that who I am is me..gay. I still have bad dreams, will people except me for me? I shouldn't really bither but I do, to be excepted in this wierd world we live in... I felt warm fuzzy feeling when I read your post.thank you

Lola said...

How cool. I wish we would get some "family" moving to our neighborhood.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

In Tennessee? :)

GregoryJ said...

So, Lynn, which one in the picture is you.
Now I've seen you, too.
Or is that in bad taste? I hope not.
We can all dream, right?

Thanks,
GregoryJ

Gina said...

That's awesome. Gives me hope for our future.

Real Live Lesbian said...

Gregory....I'm the one with the tattoo! I wish!

Thanks Gina...me too!

Gary, YESSS!!!

Lola, move in!

Indigo: wishing you peace and I wish you lived right here with us! You'd fit right in!

James said...

That's all good RLL. So did the sports car girl just move in or has she been there the whole time?

Jay said...

I think somebody could make a TV show about your neighborhood. ;-)

Micky-T said...

Wow! That is so cool.
Just some more normal people on the block, nothing more, nothing less.
As it should be.

But it still must feel pretty awesome for you guys to not be a minority in your absolutely beautiful neighborhood. I know because I've been there.

Real Live Lesbian said...

James: She's been there the WHOLE time....she just travels a lot and we never saw her out to say hi!

Jay: You have no idea how right you are!

Mickey: I KNOW!!! It does feel awesome....and you and Phfrankie are ALWAYS welcome! Next time, you have to stay longer and bring your beautiful wife!

Jude said...

How cool is that!?!?! That's what I call a very nice neighborhood.

Jude said...

How cool is that!?!?! That's what I call a very nice neighborhood.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

That is very awesome! I hope you all become great friends!

Mike Golch said...

I could handle that.Hugs my friend.

Esha Rihal said...

OMG. Where do you live? I wish I could come and live right there. I hate India for it's homophobia.

Karen said...

Very cool. LOL. On my block we have 2 lesbian couples and my new next door neighbor is gay man. So we are competing with your neighborhood.

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...welcome to San Francisco, Tennessee!...

ShellSpann said...

That's awesome :)

Stephen said...

Reading your blog, I'm starting to hate my boring neighborhood.

Little T said...

Now THAT is what I call a Gayborhood!

R.H. Ducky said...

Your neighborhood totally kicks my neighborhood's ass.

nitebyrd said...

The only difference between your neighboorhood and mine is you have nice people in yours and I don't!

R.H. Ducky ^ said it best! LOL

Laura said...

Im envious

LSL said...

I love all the curves in that pic. Aren't women beautiful?

I'm so glad you have family in your neighborhood. My BFF works in an office where almost everyone is gay (including him.) I love it. :)

Awake In Rochester said...

Thats cool! Rochesters a good place to live but i think i will move south. Do you have room for yet another lebian? :)

13messages said...

Yours might be the coolest neighborhood in Nashville. Here's to peace, happiness and love always in your vicinity.

Bond said...

I wonder how many neighborhoods are like yours - only it is not common knowledge...

This is wonderful news...