This is more out of curiousity than prying into anyones private life, but since being amazed by the out pouring of understanding during the Transsexual thread, I thought I'd bring this topic up.
From those that privately e-mailed me and the various remarks many wenches have made in their posts, I get the sense that there are a number of wenches out there that are attracted to other wenches. As I mentioned during the Ts postings, I myself am lesbian.
I think that wenches attracted to other women would naturally find being a wench a supportive place to be, as most of the lesbian women I know feel as most wenches do, that women are superior to men; and prefering a womans company to a mans comes naturally.
I'm happy to see from the very limited contact I've had with lesbian women in the guild, that they feel comfortable and accepted here, and free enough to be *out* with their faire friends. That says alot about the kind of wonderful people that make faire such an awesome experience. I applaud the courage of the lesbian wenches out there, not only for celebrating the beauty of being a wench; but for the beauty of being a woman, and realizing that their attraction to that beauty celebrates them.
Especially now, in time of war, I think that we have to open our hearts to love...and understand that no matter where ones finds love; its love all the same. Its caring for another human being, sharing ones heart and life with another. Loving another woman is very self affirming, and I hope that those wenches that are in love, will continue to find the open arms of friendship here. That they will feel welcome enough to bring their loved one to faire, to share their joy and happiness with others.
We don't ask for what life hands us; life has a habit of dealing us cards and theres nothing we can do but play the hand we've been delt the best way we can. Be you transsexual, lesbian, gay, bi, whatever; we're all in this game of life together; we only have one another to turn to for understanding and friendship. I'm very very proud of the kind of accepting and understanding people that faire attracts; as this speaks well of us all. Good people are often refered to as being the *salt of the earth*, and I'm proud to know so many awesome and salty wenches!
So, to all of the lesbian wenchies out there, know that you are among friends and sisters here!
Do you have a sister?