Christine @ 'Daniel's Husband' - I don’t think he is getting married anytime soon
What’s it about?
My trust issues and why I don’t think Daniel is getting married anytime soon…
I’ve always been taught not to trust strangers.
That includes boyfriends or girlfriends. After all, they’re technically strangers, right? I mean, you don’t know everything about them because the reality is people only share what they want to. You’ve truly only known this person from the point when you started to be in their life. It might be a morbid concept, but if you really think about it, there’s a reason why the police always make a spouse or a partner the default suspect when something goes wrong—’cause they can have a past you never knew about.
I feel like a lot of people assume that the entire gay community is comprised of supporters of same-sex marriage or even just generally pro-gay rights but, newsflash, not every gay person is necessarily pro-gay. For example, most people look at the fashion industry as an example of a seemingly inclusive facet of the gay community. You’ve probably heard of Dolce & Gabbana, right? Two gay men with so much fame they could use as a platform to fight for the rights of their community. NOPE. Instead they say sh*t like, "I am opposed to the idea of a child growing up with two gay parents."
Like wtf? But, there ya go. They are prominent figures in the gay community saying some dumb sh*t. Here is a vid of more problematic stuff they have done:
So, now that you know that being gay doesn’t necessarily make you a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, we can move on to why Daniel, a wealthy architect, might not have a husband by the end of the play. Daniel’s partner is Mitchell, who writes romance novels, but doesn't believe in marriage. Problem? Daniel wants to marry him. Then there are their friends—also a gay couple—who come over for some wine and then masks start coming off.
While I agree with Mitchell on marriage being old-school, I also see the financial rationale behind it and the whole, “I’ll love you and only you, forever” aspect. In a weird way this makes it seem like Mitchell trusts that their love is enough to keep them together. Ironically, that’s like even more romantic than an actual marriage.
Now I really don’t want to spoil anything, because this made me start to think about 1,000 things to do with the LGBTQ+ community. It definitely inspired a deep dive on Google about the darker sides of this community, and opened me up to a slew of new conversations with people I know. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to demonize thinking differently or not trusting your partners. I just think these conversations should be shared. We should feel comfortable talking about why we have a difference of opinion instead of tweeting really stupid things like Mr. Gabbana.
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