Under the Radar, or Over the Rainbow?

Well now. No sooner do I issue a post trying to defend (explain? excuse?…) our policy of keeping our gay-ness to ourselves and trying to blend in (Dull and Duller – Blending In) than the one organisation you might think wanted to keep its head down in such matters goes all ‘Gay Pride’ on me!


Thanks to a friend in UK for pointing this out. That’s the ‘doughnut’ (correct English spelling there!!) – the UK spook’s HQ in Cheltenham, with close ties to US’s NSA and other ‘darker’ organisations… the sort of organisation where a few years back, evidence of homosexuality was seen as a possibility of blackmail and ‘turning’ their spies to work for the ‘enemy’ (principally Russia – nothing changes…) – the most famous example of course being Alan Turing, who was stripped of his security clearance and later killed himself.

Well, at the weekend, for ‘International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia’, they only went and lit up the place in ‘pride; rainbow colours!


That’s Turing in the inset. Apparently they now encourage LGBT applications and have a support group for such staff members, run by the straight employees. Which I can only commend, of course, but it is an amazing volte face (Dave loves quoting other languages, so that’s for him).

So, for once, I don’t ‘rest my case’ – I just give up! Positive discrimination for LGBT is obviously the flavour of the month.

Let’s return to our usual fitness and acrobatic theme. Maybe I can at least get that right…

3 abs boiz






This position is just about as difficult as it gets:


…a lot of work on the shoulders and chest is needed…

bar boys


‘Magic mushrooms’ might help…


…well, not really!…


A good dose of these might be better:


…that’s weights, not veins… a well-equipped boy’s bedroom next:


Remembertumblr_mjj36cthT91qe31lco1_r1_500 the mantra:

…and put in the work!

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…sweat! The measure of success:


And after the workout: relax with a good book!

Loving the Boy: ISBN 978-1-907732-30-0

The Power of Love: ISBN 978-1-907732-41-6

Against All Odds: ISBN 978-1-908645-35-7




About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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4 Responses to Under the Radar, or Over the Rainbow?

  1. ian williams says:

    Maybe at the End of the Rainbow. Today, an Irish court found against a Christian couple who run a bakery and refused to bake a cake for a gay couple. The court ruled that discrimination had been shown and fined the bakery £500. Some you win and……… Ian

    • tonycavanagh says:

      I feel a terrible joke coming on about having your cake and not eating it… or not having your cake but eating it anyway… oh, forget it! Thanks for the timely comment, Ian

  2. Paul says:

    Does the “boy’s” bedroom come equipped with the “boy”?

  3. tonycavanagh says:

    I’ll see what I can do!

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