Last October we had a spirited discussion on the subject of gay beats around town. The consensus took a dim view of it.
Adam45 has today launched a spirited defence of the practice which I thought was worthy of wider consideration:
If gay people werenâ€™t forced to hide their feelings, if they didnâ€™t get bashed up by heterosexuals for kissing each other in public, then they would not resort to these kinds of underground, hidden activites in undesirable places, would they? iâ€™m not blaming the entire heterosexual population for the behaviour of gay men, but itâ€™s a pretty logical observation to make. why donâ€™t you all just f*ck off and be glad you can live your lives without worrying about being bashed up all the time, like some of us have to!?
And if heterosexual males could go to a place where they could get some quick, easy, free, anonymous and exciting sex with a girl, i donâ€™t know, call me crazy, but somehow I think they would do it. i think u are all a bit jealous. I have been going to beats since I was a 14 yr old confused young guy and in 13 years, have never caused any kids or heteroâ€™s any harm. If there are kids around, you just donâ€™t do it – almost all gay men who use beats would agree with this. It IS hard to meet other guys. Contrary to some of the posts above, we only have one gay club and one gay sex venue in Canberra, and they have their own problems and are not favourite places of a lot of gay men. Considering the f*cked up way that gay people are treated a lot of the time, in school, at work etc, itâ€™s hard to feel guilty about what i do. i donâ€™t want to meet people online for many reasons, mostly they are often dishonest or creepy or not what you expect. Unlike most people, unless I want to go to Cube, the one club which is always full of the same awful people, I have nowhere to pick up, unlike straight people who have every single club or pub in the city as an option. and at least itâ€™s being done behind a closed door, unlike the straight couple who were clearly f*cking right next to me and heaps of little kids in the river at the Cotter on the weekend! They were really going for it under the water, i was like, wowâ€¦is she reallyâ€¦.yes, she is! look at his face! etc etc i guess there are probably some men who leave the places filthy – i agree thatâ€™s crap behaviour – (although most public toilets are hard to make dirtier than they already are). anyway – if there are kids around, if a straight guy is waiting to use the stall iâ€™m in, then i get the f*ck outta there. but if it aintâ€™ hurting anyone else, if no one else is around, then really, why the f*ck do any of you care?
As for that Squirt list – there are really only 3 or maybe 4 places on there which are regular, established beats. Donâ€™t worry guys – not every guy in your local public toilet is out to get you.
Comment by adam45 â€” 16 January, 2007 @ 3:20 pm