I follow a tweeter called Bryon Bache and today I found out that he has a blog. (Link at the end of the post) I really enjoyed Byron’s blog for the freedom in which he writes. It’s something that I hope I am able to do here. I just write, thus the name of this blog ‘just my thoughts’ In Byron’s blog today he admitted to being a Phil Collins fan. This made me smile. I too enjoy Phil Collins.
So in the spirit of truth telling….. So I’ll admit…. I don’t mind Sir Cliff Richard! Yes…. You read correctly. I am a fan of Sir Cliff Richard. You see when I was young and desperate to cover my gayness. I did what most people who are locked in the closet do (Well when I say most. I mean myself and one other friend who I knew was gay) You get yourself someone famous of the opposite sex, admire them a lot and then people say the following things
Oh nah – She’s not a lezzo she’s mad on (Insert celebrity name here) – that BLOKE!
Now there’s always been ‘rumours’ floating around about Cliff’s sexuality – Is he gay? Straight? Just not fussed about it all? I don’t know who he shags, of if he does! I just know I don’t want to shag him.
However, as a cover for a young lesbian Cliff was my ‘beard’ (Google it) and in most part it worked. Recently an old school friend discovered I was gay and one of the things she uttered was… But you were so into Cliff Richard! I just assumed you liked men. My response… He was an awesome cover.
See that’s the thing about celebrity crush’s being an excellent cover for gay women such as myself is that it’s a one way street. I can admire and ‘swoon’ over them, all I like, as there’s no ‘other’ side of the story, whereas if you have a ‘friend’ who states they will be your ‘beard’ it can turn a little tricky. Like them getting a ‘real’ girlfriend and thus leaving you stranded without cover.
So there you have it – Today I’ve found a new blog I will frequent – and I’ve come out over Sir Cliff. For those who don’t know who Cliff is – I’ll throw up a pic of him from the days when I was young!
Plus I recommend checking out Byron’s blog. You can look at it here http://byronbache.com/
That’s all I’ve got.