Monday, March 19, 2012
Queer Sailing in NYC - First time on the water in 2012!
I lived all my life in my home state of Kansas until I moved to NYC in 2004. Naturally, I knew almost nothing about boats and had hardly been on them, until sailing with Static last Summer caused a whole new area of geeky enthusiasm to bloom in my heart! I've already learned a ton, including that sailing is mostly the domain of middle class white people, and even the gay sailors in NYC are pretty damn straight-laced and staid. They don't know quite what to think of our crew, but that's okay, because honestly I wouldn't feel like myself if I wasn't scandalizing somebody. I'm so looking forward to another year of learning more knots, racing around the harbor, and rocking the boat with our crew of radical faeries! Sometimes I think I'm the luckiest boy in NYC.
After the break, a pic of Daisy with the growing Freedom Tower in the background, along with a snap of yours truly attempting to strike a pose, even in boring, early-Spring sailing clothes. Stay tuned for more...