When I decided I was queer (aged 39)
I was keen to enter a 'community' of men who did not like sport
or competitiveness or noisy, banal music,
or 'the gutter press' or unpleasant virility...
a community of men like my semi-autistic self.
What silly fantasy!
Now queerness has been taken over
not just by American vulgarity and vainglory
but also by the unplayful industry of sport.
The Asian Gay Games are now
making money in Hong Kong.
Maybe Qatar or even Saudi Arabia
will one day invest and make a fortune
out of promoting (if not hosting) Gay Olympics.