|In a vain effort to elevate the tone of this discussion, now swimming in debauchery and sin, I'd like to take the time out to present a bibliographical message.|
Byron wrote: "Wasn't T.E. Lawrence also gay, though? He seemed like it in the movie "Lawrence of Arabia"."
I know there's been some discussion of the film (which I loved) in another thread, but as I recall, Lawrence himself didn't admit to being gay, though he was the victim of homosexual rape while imprisoned by the Turks (it's alluded to in the restored version of the film). It should be noted, however, that one film critic said that if Peter O'Toole (who played T. E. Lawrence in the film), with his flowing blond hair and sparkling eyes and bronzed skin, were any more beautiful, they would have had to re-name the movie "Florence of Arabia."
Finally, one last reference for you: There is actually a novel entitled Fag Hag, by Robert Rodi, which features a gay character who reads the work of Ayn Rand. I'll quote from my Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation SOLO monograph:
Robert Rodi also brings a Randian sensibility to his novels, such as Fag Hag (1993)—with its gun-toting, Rand-reading hero, Lloyd Hood—and Drag Queen (1995). Rodi has said: "The simplest and greatest appeal of Rand to me, as a gay youth, was that her world was a meritocracy. People there were judged by the quality of their minds and works, and by nothing else, which certainly appealed to me at that particular time, beleaguered as I was by religious and societal disapproval (and worse)"
Okay, all of you now can return to your sinful ways. :)
BTW, I only received the first of the Fairy Brigade emails. Whoever sent it must know me, however. To refer to me as "Chris Pizzabarra," must know that Pizza is a Staple in the Sciabarra household.