The morning after my first night spent with a guy, I walked across a chilly Morningside Park to a rehearsal for a satirical Christmas show called XMas. In said show, I had been cast in the – again, satirical, and in no way mean-spirited – part of Gay Santa (keep in mind, I was still closeted). At that rehearsal, the music director and lyricist of the show, my very dear friend Charlotte, had decided I would learn and rehearse my big number, titled, I shit you not, “Santa’s Coming Out the Clause-et”. At the end of the rehearsal, Charlotte was so pleased with my progress that she asked me to perform the song for the rest of the cast. It was, I need hardly say, a mortifying experience. (more…)
19 December – Unmapped *This story on the Indian Supreme Court judgment on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was published in the Christmas issue of Unmapped.