Monday, February 26, 2007
Quickie: on Gaydar and Likin' the Ladies
So I'm sitting in a coffee shop writing cover letters and distracting myself with the internets, and the subject of my queerness came up in virtual-conversation with a straight male friend who's not so much with the gaydar. Referring to the cute law student studying next to me, I said "I'm pretty sure she's straight. Either that or she's like me and doesn't "vibe" the right way."
"What do you mean, you don't vibe the right way?" my friend asked. "Even I could tell that you were queer."
"Really?" I asked incredulously. "You mean it?" Most people think I'm straight unless I specifically mention ladyfriends. I've considered getting a rainbow (or perhaps a blue star) tattooed somewhere obvious (like, oh, my forehead) to help people figure me out.
"Yeah," he responded, "you look at girls. It's kind of hard to miss."
"I mean, you don't blip as bigdyke," he added as an afterthought, "but you do blip as likin'theladies."
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