Though some of the anger still remains, life is much easier as a cartoonist with the knowledge of how to channelise it and use it to my advantage. Misdirected humour notwithstanding.
After all, if a shy 12 year old could become THE Freddie Mercury, there is no reason why the rest of us shouldn’t be allowed to dream. For you see, it is only when you have dreams that they come true.
When I was younger, I didn’t have a sense of humour. Of course I didn’t – I was surrounded by absolute idiots of various shapes and sizes. And they were all incredibly talented at infuriating me for their own sets of special reasons.
His impeccable comic timing, inappropriate humour and of course words of wisdom taught me one very important lesson in life. Survival gets a lot more fun if you have a sense of humour.
Gandalf the Gay. Enough said.
Writer, activist and social critic, James Baldwin’s writings over the years have proved him to be one of the most passionate fighters for equality.By writing extensively about homosexuality and homoeroticism, he did manage to infuriate more than enough orthodox minds of his age, but he also left behind a honest legacy that makes every queer reader wiser, braver, more aware and more responsible.
…to be continued.