Diamonds are crystals of Carbon that only develop under intense pressure. The crystal lattice that make up their strength and luster can only come about this way.
Having lived through my life in growth cycle that my queerness came:
is a process that I say is similar to what creates the Uniqueness, Individuality, Hardness, Desirability, Value of queers.
Diamonds do sometimes wear from their environment. It was their environment that tempered their hard exterior…
Most queers I have met are not “garden variety” or bland; they stand out almost immediately from a crowd.
Most often Diamonds are on display, locked up, adorned on ones body…it can also be said of queers.
Queers aren’t ignored by mainstream, they get praised and persecuted. Token Gay Friend. Token Transsexual. Down Low. Secret Mistress. Escort for Hire. Tranny Porn. Test Drive. Experimental.
EXOTIQUE – EXOTIC – EROTIC – FETISH – FETISHIST
I figure queers can be reclusive and withdrawn much like Diamonds, at least in my case. I long for acceptance into certain circles and yet my status makes me something different than the rest-a “Diamond in the Rough”
I suppose its rough being a Diamond.
The understanding comes mostly from other Diamonds-out and proud visible Diamonds.
I suppose the greatest pressure could create the most spectacular Diamond, but at what cost?