Blue Feather- ?ad?
gunnora at bga.com
Wed Dec 4 23:31:36 PST 1996
For those of ya'll who missed Dietrich's original post on this topic, that's
'cause I had a brief fit of mental retardation. I'm working from the digest
version of the Ansteorran list, and thus cut-n-paste for replies.
Dietrich's original letter was so well written and intelligent that I felt
it deserved a well-thought-out reply. Plus I felt that if he was brave
enough to ask, there were likely to be a dozen or so folks wondering but not
asking. Anyway, the upshot was is I didn't even think about where it was
going or where the original had come from... but since then Dietrich has
sent me this:
Please, by all means publish my complete post... I emptied it out of my
'out' box so I cant. You could add something to the effect that I wished
that if it was seen in part, that it could be seen in its entirety.
Also, along a different line, I think you missed my meaning when I said that
I didn't want to know what goes on in others bedrooms and the
misunderstanding is my fault. I wasnt talking about naughty bits either; I
was trying to say that I don't _care_ what others do in their own privacy...
that I'm put off by the flaunting of preference *at all* by *anyone* unless
You could paste this in the same post as an addendum, if you'd like. (I
think it will rid me of the hassle of responding to furthur misunderstood posts)
<stuff about a Latin translation having nothing to do with this post snipped>
OK, here starts Dietrich's original letter:
>X-Sender: nextristan at n-link.com
>Date: Mon, 02 Dec 1996 23:01:21 -0600
>To: gunnora at bga.com
>From: Casey Weed <nextristan at n-link.com>
>Subject: Blue Feather- ?ad?
>You always encourage folks who have issues with you to write you... Im writing.
>I've got to admit that (religious ethics aside) I cant quite pinpoint any
>one thing about your post that rubbed me, but I'll do my best... heck, you
>may even help me understand this better.
>I have been sexually mature for ten years or so. I dont think I have ever
>worn a badge/shield/emblem/t-shirt that said: "Im straight and proud!" or
>even "I support straight people!" Never felt the need to publish it. With
>the exception of only a _very_ few- mostly overridden with insecurities,
>IMHO- I cant think of any straight folks who would ever do any of those
>Why Clan Blue Feather? You posted the goals of the organization, I know,
>but I can only really understand part of it- and dimly at that:
>The primary reason for the establishment of Blue Feather, and for its
>continued existence is education: to encourage and facilitate research on
>homosexuality in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,
>This is the part I get...I've often been labled the 'Authenticity Cop' of
>armor. I *love* persona play. I also enjoy researching aspects of the
>Middle Ages that are pertinent to my lifestyle i.e. hunting, cooking, and
>clothing of the 15th C. so I can relate to this desire. Everything after
>that loses me completely, though...
>and to teach other members of the Society about homosexuality in the Current
>Why is this necessary? Nobody teaches straight people about straight people
>in the Current Middle Ages, do they? Also, why do I or any other people
>need to know who's doing what in which bedroom at all? I certainly dont
>wish to share my marital affairs with the world. I strongly feel that
>*most* people wouldnt want to hear about them anyway! And in a like manner,
>I really dont need to know what others are doing behind closed doors, either.
>You said yourself that gays in the SCA are commonplace nowadays- this has
>been my experience as well. That said, the 'social organization' you speak
>about doesnt scan with me either. If _I_ can name twenty gay or bisexual
>Ansteorrans- and my wife claims Im absolutely obtuse about noticing- I fail
>to see why gays here have any more need of a 'mixer' group than straight
>people. I suppose this also keys in with my point above but its worth stating.
>We also exist as a social organization, to facilitate interaction among the
>members of the Society, especially those who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
>Now maybe its just that we straight folks arent as motivated to get our
>singles together... or maybe its that we dont have as much pride about our
>orientation... or maybe its that were just too touchy about our activities
>in the bedroom... but I really feel I have a point here.
>Okay, Gunnora; s'plain pleeze... help this young pup understand. I hope I
>dont offend you with my views- thats not my intention. If I had some sort
>of agenda at all, it would be that people would just quit discussing their
>sexual appetite at all- I dont want to know.
>Dieter- the over-informed German in the asbestos Maxmillian tilting harness
>"Remember, a man who reads his poetry aloud and in public may have other
>nasty habits as well."- W.W. Smith
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