What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Are You A Beautiful Gay Man Or a Beautiful Gay Woman?




©Paramount Pictures

Androgynous OBT.

A few years ago, we were out in Cherry Grove, Fire Island (our favorite gaycation spot), and a very elderly man approached my wife, who was somewhat androgynously dressed and standing alone at the bar.  He teetered up to her and asked whether she was a beautiful gay man or a beautiful gay woman. She gamely replied that she was a beautiful gay woman. He told her that she reminded him of Tony Curtis. She thanked him, and he toddled off again. He wasn’t wrong. She absolutely has Tony Curtis’s eyes. Lucky me!


©Meg Allen Studio

These androgynous portraits by photographer Meg Allen immediately put me in mind of that story.  This very talented San Francisco photographer’s work beautifully explores the butch aesthetic and what she calls female masculinity. Outside the binary indeed.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

3 thoughts on “Are You A Beautiful Gay Man Or a Beautiful Gay Woman?

  1. I so saw your beloved’s eyes the first moment I opened this, you are a lucky women.


  2. I immediately saw Mare’s eyes as well. Beauty is beauty is beauty. The universe bestows it on you. Xx


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