Anarchist; hermit; gay; incorrigible reader and collector of books.
“Dunrobin MacDhai” is a name I picked for myself decades ago, when I was in the SCA, in tribute to my Scots heritage. I always liked the Scottish name Dunrobin, and MacDhai is a Gaelic variation on my family’s Clan name.
I am a gay man in my sixties who finally accepted himself and came back out of the closet after more than 30 years of celibacy. A lover of Liberty, I am an anarchist and do not believe in the myth of “authority”, whether it’s the “State” or organized religion.
A TV movie starring Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby is the movie that pushed me into rethinking my own religious beliefs, which had kept me mentally trapped in the closet for so many years. This is a true story about a woman named Mary Griffith, whose fanatical religious bigotry towards homosexuals drove her gay son to commit suicide. Her grief over his death – and her own responsibility for it – led Mrs. Griffith to re-explore her beliefs and what they did to young gays struggling to come to terms with who they are. Mary Griffith eventually became involved in PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), actively campaigning for gay rights. Continue reading Prayers for Bobby (2009)
9 Dead Gay Guys, a hysterically funny British comedy, has quickly become one of my favorite movies. It’s about a couple of Irishmen living in London who get caught up in a treasure hunt centering around London’s gay world. Continue reading 9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
I nearly passed up this movie. The description of it mentioned musical sequences and I don’t usually care for musicals (gay stereotypes not withstanding.) I finally decided to give it a shot last week and immediately fell in love with the movie. I like it so much that I’ve watched it at least a half dozen times over the past few days on HuluPlus, and decided to do my first review on it. Continue reading Were The World Mine (2008)