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How to tell if your gf is a gay activist
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Written by Jin   
Thursday, 31 August 2006 00:00

Gay activists are all around us! They are people just like you and me! And what with IndigNation just ended, they have had ample opportunity to flex those activist muscles (for which they are so beloved). Suspect your partner might be an activist in her free time? Suddenly finding she has no more free time? Here are more tell-tale signs.

1. The boot of your car suddenly has a stack of A2-sized IndigNation posters plus boxes of A4- and A5-sized IndigNation flyers…(dead giveaway)

…then you and your gf drive around one evening to the various friendly bars and nite-clubs giving them posters to put up to spread the word about Pride Month.

2. Your gf suddenly has many meetings to attend and/or chair…

…so much so that you go to her favourite cafe after a gym session, surveying the place for her. The helpful waiter, recognising you, says “Looking for your friends? The group of girls, one is quite tall, wears glasses…? Yeah, they left about 5 mins ago”

3. Your gf’s bedtime ranges between 3am and 6am.

You go to sleep, she’s online, IM-ing with other energetic souls, organising things. You wake up, she’s still online, IM-ing with other energetic souls, organising yet more things…

4. You try to phone or send her a text message, but there is no response…

Don’t worry! She’s not ignoring you. Try getting onto, say, MSN. She’s probably online, IM-ing someone to convince them to emcee one of the events, or organising yet more logistics.

5. Your house gets redesignated as Lesbian Community Centre.

Living away from home has its advantages. Your gf can organise meetings, parties etc… and which other community space has three friendly cats to accentuate the lesbian-ness?

6. You realise you are on display

As the partner of someone who’s a familiar face in our community, I find myself surrounded by new friends, some of whom are younger than I am. We/I get all kinds of questions from “Can I borrow some non-fiction books on sex?” (Sure, just keep them clean) to “So what’s it like, being attached, and old?” (Just wait til you get there yourself, honey)

7. You find yourself at a whole range of gay pride events…

…and see such queer icons as Alex Au and Russell Heng (I mean, Dr Russell Heng)…and find them introducing themselves by their first names! Well, I’ve decided that Uncle Alex and Uncle Russell are more appropriate. And respectful.

I hope these clues help you determine if your gf might secretly be a gay activist… Or indeed, if YOU yourself might unwittingly be one too!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 16:23
 

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# pleinelunee 2010-02-02 03:57
pleinelune said,

August 31, 2006 at 5:57 pm

*rolls around the floor laughing*

*straight face* My condolences, jin…. *bursts out laughing again*
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# mmint 2010-02-02 03:57
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mint said,

August 31, 2006 at 8:05 pm

Now that IndigNation has ended, you will be the focus of her attention again :)
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# Rrafel 2010-02-02 03:58
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rafel said,

September 1, 2006 at 1:27 am

rofl, is she a -secret- gay activist? i thought she seemed like she always was such. :P hilarious anyway.
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# iimmoralfear 2010-02-02 03:58
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immoralfear said,

September 2, 2006 at 6:07 pm

I empathize! :/
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# ppeggy 2010-02-02 03:58
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peggy said,

September 4, 2006 at 4:24 am

Totally tongue-in-cheek!! (where else can it be anyway since gf is bz with Indignation…)

*guffaws* :)
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# Ttreefrog 2010-02-02 03:58
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treefrog said,

September 9, 2006 at 11:15 pm

We know that to this day, that waiter STILL recognises you….and the rest …!
*rofl*
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