self-isolating LGBTs of SPRING 2020

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Not even pleasuring myself these days.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 April 2020 18:54 (three months ago) link

Butt stuff, in this economy?

silby, Friday, 17 April 2020 19:11 (three months ago) link

I pleasured myself last night!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 April 2020 19:34 (three months ago) link

Oh my God I m on a pleasure break too Morbz

Congratulations Alfred!! A head above the rest!

surm, Sunday, 19 April 2020 19:50 (three months ago) link

replying to surm from the last thread:

It’s gotten to the point where literally at the grocery store today I was checking out guys with face masks on

this is so otm. eyebrows have never looked so appealing.

since our gyms were forced to close, all the fit dudes have been forced to do their training topless in the local parks, and every single day i have been just completely dying.

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 19 April 2020 22:38 (three months ago) link

went on a bike ride over the weekend, spotted loooots of hot dudes jogging/biking

donna rouge, Monday, 20 April 2020 17:12 (three months ago) link

nyc pride cancelled, presuming the others will follow suit

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/nyc-lgbtq-pride-march-canceled-first-time-half-century-n1187761

donna rouge, Monday, 20 April 2020 19:18 (three months ago) link

Twin Cities Pride already announced its postponement.

Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Monday, 20 April 2020 19:36 (three months ago) link

I know, I didn’t expect for the pride cancellations to get me down but I do feel it

surm, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:05 (three months ago) link

Doesn't Pride celebrate cops and other awful people these days?

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:10 (three months ago) link

We're all ignoring the worst thing about Pride: it's outdoors during the summer.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:10 (three months ago) link

I enjoy plenty of aspects of Pride, but skipping it one year wouldn’t bug me much ... if there was anything else to do for months on either side of it.

Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:32 (three months ago) link

Haven't gone in decades... all that awful music.

Folsom Street East is too crowded as well

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:33 (three months ago) link

To be honest it’s not even the activities I will miss but the sense of joy and reflection in the air

surm, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 02:12 (three months ago) link

always been thrilled hearing pride motorcycles/percussion/crowd noise echoing through the streets even if I was not in immediate proximity

Dan S, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 02:20 (three months ago) link

For sure, same :(

surm, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:41 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

this is pretty rare but i'm craving social activity today

like i would love to be on a beach with a bunch of handsome gay men listening to top 40 radio and being entertained by endless "witty repartee."

i think the most realistic approximation of that would be to go to the park with my boyfriend, scowl at all the straight couples with little babies and goo at the baby ducklings.

i am a horse girl (map), Saturday, 9 May 2020 18:58 (three months ago) link

I’m going to a park in a little bit to meet up with my pal and his husband. Baking some blondies for the occasion.

Not being able to swim in a large natural or artificial body of water this summer is really going to be the pits - we’ve already had some 90+ temps in the past month

donna rouge, Saturday, 9 May 2020 19:34 (three months ago) link

woah we just made blondies last night! are they the washington post ones? they're even better the next day ;)

yeah i'm going to be breaking the rules on the 'no swimming' thing at some point and dunking in a lake

i am a horse girl (map), Saturday, 9 May 2020 19:39 (three months ago) link

I LOVE BLONDIES

surm, Saturday, 9 May 2020 21:11 (three months ago) link

and yes RE: temps i have to reinvest in an AC and new fans for the house ... $$$

surm, Saturday, 9 May 2020 21:12 (three months ago) link

blondies are totally coming back!

surm, Saturday, 9 May 2020 21:12 (three months ago) link

Real question: how much park cruising do you think is going on right now?

Not asking for myself, or even for a friend... I've never hooked up in a park! I've played watchdog for friends who have, though. I'm more just curious. I know a couple men who have confessed to me that they've been doing it and I'm curious if this is more common than I'd imagine.

it’s been one week since you pissed on me (flamboyant goon tie included), Saturday, 9 May 2020 21:46 (three months ago) link

map: OG joy of cooking recipe from the ‘60s. didn’t rise as much as i wanted, still good tho!

donna rouge, Saturday, 9 May 2020 23:30 (three months ago) link

I live near a park that has a rep for being, or maybe once being, a big cruising spot - have not witnessed anything of the sort there either before or after march 2020

donna rouge, Saturday, 9 May 2020 23:31 (three months ago) link

I'm relieved I at least got fucked two months ago.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 9 May 2020 23:35 (three months ago) link

we spent some time at a park today and there were at least two obvious cruisers

i am a horse girl (map), Sunday, 10 May 2020 01:14 (three months ago) link

we spent hours outside, went to one park, then another, back to the first park, ordered thai take out. admiring trees, creeks, birds, oh and shirtless men. we sat directly next to the volleyball sandboxes and watched the show - not obvious at all lol.

i am a horse girl (map), Sunday, 10 May 2020 01:19 (three months ago) link

i just can't imagine picking someone up in a park, it feels so 80s! but i did get a beej in a park once

surm, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 23:37 (two months ago) link

"Real question: how much park cruising do you think is going on right now?"

I exercise around Buena Vista park in SF every morning at around 3-5 AM since this all started, so I won't have to deal with people on the street. The first few nights after the shut down there were a lot of gay people cruising the park. I honestly felt bad for some of the little short guys cruising the park at 3:00 AM when I went by them, I honestly expected them to have their heads bashed in. It seemed super unsafe to me. Four days after the shutdown in SF started, I have not seen anyone, but I have seen a few cars seemingly waiting for people to go into the park. Maybe earlier in the night, but it seems people are behaving.

svend, Thursday, 14 May 2020 01:35 (two months ago) link

rly can't believe ppl still do that! dang!

surm, Thursday, 14 May 2020 02:00 (two months ago) link

I meant that to be in a positive light, it was way, way, way down :), if it didn't come across that way.

svend, Thursday, 14 May 2020 02:08 (two months ago) link

i miss y'all

clouds, Saturday, 16 May 2020 02:47 (two months ago) link

Hi clouds what are you doing right now?

i am a horse girl (map), Saturday, 16 May 2020 03:06 (two months ago) link

i'm four days late but rn i'm sitting with edwin waiting for burritos and watching him play animal crossing <3

clouds, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:14 (two months ago) link

hi everybody!

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 29 May 2020 16:59 (two months ago) link

hi!

#sexstarved

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 29 May 2020 17:08 (two months ago) link

HI

surm, Thursday, 4 June 2020 17:33 (two months ago) link

i miss you guys too, literally "ILX" has been on my to do list for a week, no joke.
i guess my update would be that i've officially been out of romance for so long that i've resorted to erotic chat on the interwebs. oops!

surm, Thursday, 4 June 2020 17:35 (two months ago) link

hospitals suck, guys

i need movies, not tuna sandwiches and laxatives

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 June 2020 17:39 (two months ago) link

💜 Find any good movies love?

surm, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 11:49 (two months ago) link

I watched La Cérémonie again last night -- a movie for our times if any.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 12:47 (two months ago) link

preoccupied with certainty of spinal surgery later this month now. asking y'all I don't end up at Full FDR!

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 14:22 (two months ago) link

Good luck, Morbs, you happy warrior.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 14:23 (two months ago) link

blechhhh

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 14:27 (two months ago) link

stand up for morbs

i continue to hold that la ceremonie is a more effective film than parasite, though almost surely not as stylishly shot

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 16:07 (two months ago) link

OK so how is everyone doing? What a blindingly weird year.

I just spent the last hour re-reading the Queer threads from years past and it's like... so much was happening in 2018, 2019! So little seems to be happening right now.

My ex, who I adore, and who is great, got really hostile and awful to me post-breakup. I chalk it up to "he really loved me and this breakup is hard" and "he's insecure about my new fuckbuddy and the sight of me moving on with my life creatively", not mad at him, but I cut off contact with him, perhaps indefinitely. Sad we couldn't make it work! I will miss his friendship and I will miss the dog.

My current fuckbuddy, our relationship kind of took a boyfriend-by-necessity turn as a result of COVID and quarantining and it quickly became clear to us both that this was way too quick and we aren't compatible for long periods of cohabitation so we ended things for a bit and are now, like, dating again, as best as you can in these dreadful circumstances. He is so, so sweet, it's weird to be dating who is kind instead of spiky.

It's been pretty interesting to be in a position of "trying to sell a record" with COVID and all this protesting, I've kind of run out of musical steam, and I'm toying with the idea of writing a pile of new songs, but also toying with the idea of turning to writing sci-fi instead.

DJ Fiona Apple Genius (flamboyant goon tie included), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 14:28 (one month ago) link

Hi, FGTI!

Blindingly weird. I have for months now had a low-level panic set into my neck and suprasternal notch that sometimes flares down but never goes away. Initially COVID-related, it sure didn't help being in the (initial) epicenter of a nationwide revolution. If there's one thing you need to know about Minnesotans and in particular Minneapolitans, it's that we love being thought of as exceptional, but absolutely never enjoy being the center of attention. (And then working in news, I naturally have a full second wave of COVID panic with so many of my co-workers having been out in teeming petrie dishes of humanity.)

I'm still getting married ... which, after four months of him working from home and us otherwise spending nearly our entire social life with just each other and still wanting to go through with it, must be the right decision. We did realize we can't pull of a destination wedding, however small in scope (it is just going to be us and our immediate families), because there's no point going to a destination if there's nothing open to enjoy. So we're getting married in the no-longer-burning city of Minneapolis, three months from tomorrow. We'll renew at Martha's Vineyard whenever, if ever, things return back to normal while our parents are still alive.

Dirty Epic H. (Eric H.), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 17:40 (one month ago) link

That's fantastic news, congratulations!

Yeah, I've been feeling like quarantining is kind of "make or break" for relationships. Some of my coupled friends are having a ball! My own apartment is spacious-for-one, cramped-for-two, so it was impossible to really get a read on our co-habitation compatibility

DJ Fiona Apple Genius (flamboyant goon tie included), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 18:30 (one month ago) link

My fiance and I have discovered that, when the world's ending, sometimes we're OK splitting cocktails and watching lascivious Richard Dawson-era episodes of Family Feud.

Dirty Epic H. (Eric H.), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 18:33 (one month ago) link

Branwell stop dragging truscum talking points to this board from 2008 tumblr

all cats are beautiful (silby), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:04 (two weeks ago) link

go get J3ss3 Sing@l to interview you if you want attention

all cats are beautiful (silby), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:05 (two weeks ago) link

Thanks, FGTI and Table for making interesting points, and engaging seriously with the discussion. I really miss discussions on that level, but it's clear there's not much appetite for them among the other regulars. Have a good evening.

Branwell with an N, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:06 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah sorry guys, calling an AFAB-transperson (who themselves has not undergone medical transitioning) "truscum" is way outside of my level of comfort and I'm gonna leave this discussion before I start using the word "fuck"

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:12 (two weeks ago) link

I miss my IRL queer spaces so, so much at the moment. Lockdown has been so hard for that. I miss my queer theory reading group. I miss my various enby groups. I miss queer reading nights at the Feminist Library.

I miss spaces where being COMPLICATED is not automatically equated to being "difficult". Spaces where being "difficult" is celebrated as an inherent part of the complicated panology of queerness, and not pathologised or used as a justification for your abuse.

I miss spaces where "acknowledgement of systemic oppression and power structures" is not dismissed as ~oh noes a conspiracy~ thinking, but considered the structure of fundamental reality.

I miss, most of all, in my queer theory reading group, the respect that we show each other, that we do not automatically reach for the worst, most problematic, negative interpretation of the things we discuss, but that we tease out difficult and thorny and complicated concepts together. That freedom is such a joy, and it's so rare.

The difference, of course, being that it's a lot easier to have a discussion in person than it is among a faceless group of usernames.

Get the point? Good, let's dance with nunchaku. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:12 (two weeks ago) link

a summer thread

boy do we need it now

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:14 (two weeks ago) link

Start it up yourself and you get to pick which letters from the alphabet soup you want.

Get the point? Good, let's dance with nunchaku. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:15 (two weeks ago) link

Just don’t use “QUILTBAG”

all cats are beautiful (silby), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:16 (two weeks ago) link

i cant even guess if thats a 'real' acronym

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:19 (two weeks ago) link

I've seen it in the wild

all cats are beautiful (silby), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:21 (two weeks ago) link

So ... in this thread?

Get the point? Good, let's dance with nunchaku. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:22 (two weeks ago) link

Morbz, I know life is shit, no one cares about us, and you've been going through a rough time. I wish you the best, but insulting people who might otherwise be your allies just seems counterproductive and at this point, cruel to all parties involved.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:35 (two weeks ago) link

oh i havent BEGUN insulting anybody

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:43 (two weeks ago) link

and i dont need this

i feel the same kinship with LGBHHDGFUUZD people as i do with the right-handed.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:44 (two weeks ago) link

xp feel free to FINISH anytime soon

Get the point? Good, let's dance with nunchaku. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:47 (two weeks ago) link

hairpulling.gif

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 19:04 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah sorry guys, calling an AFAB-transperson (who themselves has not undergone medical transitioning) "truscum" is way outside of my level of comfort and I'm gonna leave this discussion before I start using the word "fuck"

― flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:12 AM (two hours ago)

oh hey just to circle back to this, fuck this and fuck you

all cats are beautiful (silby), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 20:22 (two weeks ago) link

Thread's not doing much to bolster the case for cis gay men rn tbh.

Get the point? Good, let's dance with nunchaku. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 20:53 (two weeks ago) link

i'd like a case, a nice lager perhaps

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 20:56 (two weeks ago) link

ftr my good faith/bad faith thread was in response to this thread

shout-out to his family (DJP), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 21:10 (two weeks ago) link

did i miss something

clouds, Thursday, 30 July 2020 12:25 (one week ago) link

basically the ILX version of Fox & Friends

now let's do Fox and His Friends

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 30 July 2020 12:49 (one week ago) link

Kinda already did both

Get the point? Good, let's dance with nunchaku. (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 July 2020 14:27 (one week ago) link

AFAB queerness is valid and fluidity is valid and online experiences are valid, I got screamed at because my advice centred AFAB queer people. (That centring AFAB queer inherently means excluding AMAB queers, but... if a space centres AMAB queer people by default, that's... NOT exclusionary? That's just... what, normal?)

If you make a disparity between AFAB spaces and AMAB spaces, you are literally transphobic.

braised cod, Friday, 31 July 2020 18:04 (one week ago) link

less AFAB and AMAB, more AHAB (moby dick reference)

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 31 July 2020 18:16 (one week ago) link

I'm on board with that.

braised cod, Friday, 31 July 2020 18:17 (one week ago) link

ahoy

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 31 July 2020 18:19 (one week ago) link

blow me Ishmael ;)

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 31 July 2020 18:29 (one week ago) link

call it a braised cod

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 31 July 2020 18:34 (one week ago) link

lol

braised cod, Friday, 31 July 2020 18:46 (one week ago) link

If you make a disparity between AFAB spaces and AMAB spaces, you are literally transphobic.

― braised cod

Thanking u for circling back to this

all cats are beautiful (silby), Friday, 31 July 2020 19:34 (one week ago) link

That was a genuine thank u!!

all cats are beautiful (silby), Friday, 31 July 2020 20:12 (one week ago) link

sorry silby, I'm new here.

braised cod, Friday, 31 July 2020 20:17 (one week ago) link

Never admit that, claim you’ve been posting for at least 12 years under various names

all cats are beautiful (silby), Friday, 31 July 2020 20:20 (one week ago) link

<3

braised cod, Friday, 31 July 2020 20:21 (one week ago) link

Good mourning!

Get the point? Good, let's dance with nunchaku. (Eric H.), Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:36 (six days ago) link

Could use a couple more of you over on the Janet poll thread with Brad gone.

Get the point? Good, let's dance with nunchaku. (Eric H.), Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:37 (six days ago) link

And I remain horny.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:39 (six days ago) link

Still fighting anxiety/panic, but at least I'm finally on a prescription.

Get the point? Good, let's dance with nunchaku. (Eric H.), Thursday, 6 August 2020 16:40 (six days ago) link

Brad left? Oh dear.

Sending all of you lots of love.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Thursday, 6 August 2020 20:17 (six days ago) link

I don't know that for sure; just seems that way since otherwise he'd be all over the Janet poll.

Get the point? Good, let's dance with nunchaku. (Eric H.), Thursday, 6 August 2020 20:19 (six days ago) link

it's a great poll Eric

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Thursday, 6 August 2020 20:21 (six days ago) link

not v lgbt atm but feel duty-bound to assert in brad's absence that they are a they

imago, Thursday, 6 August 2020 20:27 (six days ago) link

thanks for being so dutiful

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Thursday, 6 August 2020 20:36 (six days ago) link

less AFAB and AMAB, more AHAB (moby dick reference)

― Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map)

this, of course, stands for "assigned harpoon at birth"

(no i didn't come up with this, all of these jokes have been told and retold for years)

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 6 August 2020 20:44 (six days ago) link

lol

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Thursday, 6 August 2020 22:16 (six days ago) link

innies over here, outies over there

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Thursday, 6 August 2020 22:16 (six days ago) link

I must admit it took me a while to work out who was assigned what at birth when I first saw the ACAB as an acronym. Or, rather, to work out that it wasn't related at all.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Thursday, 6 August 2020 22:18 (six days ago) link

Assigned Cop At Birth fits for some people

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 7 August 2020 01:02 (five days ago) link


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