Sunday, April 27, 2008

I want this.

I find myself really envious. Here's an article in today's New York Times Magazine about younger gay men in their 20s and early 30s who are getting married. I want this too. I'm 41 and I want a relationhip that will last the rest of my life, too. I've been through it once - we took vows and everything - and I was devestated when it didn't work out. And I see friends and former boyfriends always with a date - it seems so easy for them!

LAST NOVEMBER IN BOSTON, Joshua Janson, a slender and boyish 25-year-old, invited me to an impromptu gathering at the apartment he shares with Benjamin McGuire, his considerably more staid husband of the same age. It was a cozy, festive affair, complete with some 20 guests and a large sushi spread where you might have expected the chips and salsa to be.

Read it all here.



the Reverend boy said...

Very nice indeed... as the Virginia Slims commercial used to say "You've come a long way baby!"

Would you believe that I read some email correspondence that people some gay people were critical of this kind of thing? Boggles the mind.

RFSJ said...

RB -

I wonder if it's age-related? As the article states, there seems to be in general a sense that Xer and older gay gays are considerably less interested in marriage, while those younger are; they tend to see it, as I understand it, as no big deal, why can't I have that if I want?

Be interesting to know the ages of your sorrespondents.

the Reverend boy said...

I believe it is age-related. In my own circle of friends, there is a wide circle of opinions on living a "married life." There is a tendency among the older folks (more so with men than with women) that living together or solemnizing a relationship as "something straight people do."

Doorman-Priest said...

Well, I shall pray that you meet someone who knocks your socks off - and soon.

RFSJ said...

Thank you, DP, I appreciate that very much!