Wednesday, September 26, 2007

When knowing too many lesbians is a liability.

During conversation the other day, I made a comment about someone being "a sister."

Among my lesbian friends, "family," means that you belong to the family of gay culture. Thus, a sister is code for lesbian. Why I felt it relevant to point this out in conversation is lost to history, but I believe making the distinction must have been pertinent to the conversation, since I am not in the habit of outing my friends and acquaintances.

However, the aforementioned comment about my friend, the sister, was met with a cold stare from my conversational partner.

"I'm sorry," she said. "But what does your friend being African American have to do with anything?"

Sometimes, I wish the stuff I made up was this good.

photo, Neke Moor

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How do you know when too many is too many? It just took one to make me switch teams.