101 Things About Me, Part 34… and a Little Lagniappe

I am a Lesbian.

When I sat down to write the list which would then become this on-going saga of 101 sometimes trivial and sometimes profound things about me, the first thing I wrote down was that I am a Lesbian. Of course, as you see it’s the 36th thing I’ve shared about myself. After I wrote down #1 on the list, I realised I didn’t want this list or this blog to be about my sexuality. You may or may not have read my description of myself before I removed the ‘About Me’ section, but it said that I believe the title of my blog says it all. I am so many things, like all women are. Being a Lesbian is only part of who I am. I think if I had gone down the list as it’s written, rather than randomly chosen factoids, this blog would have been solely about me being a Lesbian.

So there it is. I am a Lesbian. A homosexual. But my most favourite label of all, is Blue Jean Femme. I picked up that gem from an article I read on About.com a week or so ago in which the various labels other than butch/femme were discussed as they relate to Lesbians.

If you don’t like this new tidbit of information, I won’t be heartbroken if you leave. I am who I am and you’re entitled not to like it. What you are not entitled to, however, is being a rude asshole in my comments. I may or may not approve the rude comments; it depends on whether or not I feel like letting the world know what a narrow-minded ignorant ass you are.

For those of you who will continue to read, I promise the rest of the list ain’t quite so serious. Though, there are one or two other entries which are.

And now for the Lagniappe, which, in case you’re unfamiliar with the term, means a little something extra. It’s a word we’re fond of here in New Orleans. It’s pronounced lan-yap. It’s a French thing… go figure.

I found this list first thing this morning on another blog called The Lesbian Lifestyle. It’s a list of 11 Reasons Why Gay People Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Marry. And before you get your knickers in a twist about the title, READ.

1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control.

2. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people can’t legally get married because the world needs more children.

3. Obviously, gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

4. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage is allowed, since Britney Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.

5. Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are property, blacks can’t marry whites, and divorce is illegal.

6. Gay marriage should be decided by people, not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.

7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America.

8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

9. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

10. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why single parents are forbidden to raise children.

11. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven’t adapted to things like cars or a longer lifespan.