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What Does "The Faggot Freak Show" Mean?

I have been asked to explain my blog name and why I have the word 'faggot' in it. Well, that is a very good and important question! The Faggot Freak Show is actually quite literal, when I think about it. It could be taken many ways, but my intended use of the word combination is literal.

First, lets start off with the 'faggot'. Over the years I have heard gay terminology being thrown around and used in many incorrect and derogative ways. The word 'faggot' originally was used by homosexuals as a positive term of self-reference, the same goes for queer. It has sadly been taken and used by the majority in such a way that it is now associated with disparaging intend and is perceived as insulting. As an open homosexual male, I am simply reclaiming the word and using it its correct and intended way.

Now lets move on to 'freak show'. Again, this is quite literal in its meaning. Throughout my teen years and early adolescence, I was under the spotlight of insult by people in school, college and by outsiders of my life that didn't even know me. Admittedly, I was rather bold in my decisions of fashion, appearance and words; this felt honest to me, though. I wasn't going to change who I was for anybody and as a result I was seen as a freak by many. Combining the two made perfect sense to me and as i'm putting my life out there for the public to see/read, it made sense to add the word 'show' to the end. After all, i'm putting on a show through images and text.

I hope this answers your questions and clears a few things up. As always, you're welcome to question me further by getting in touch via my links in the sidebar.