Rainbowification and Other Stories

My Facebook page (yes, there is one, but it really only re-broadcasts these posts) today offers me an opportunity to ‘rainbowify’ images in response to the legalisation of gay marriage across the 50 States of the USA. Whilst this is clearly a cause for which gays and many others have fought and now won, I am not sure that I really want ‘rainbowifying’ (ugh – what a horrible word for a writer to have to quote!) but I offer here an example – the ‘rainbowified’ image of one of my ‘Facebook friends’…


He says ‘hi there!’

What I much prefer, especially in the aftermath of the church shooting in Charleston, is this cartoon which is right now going viral on social media, at least here in US:

cartoon cropped

We live in interesting times. And fairly apocalyptic times too, given recent events in Tunisia, France and Kuwait. So much hate out there… good to know that the State in which I reside is dumping that confederate flag, or at least trying too. But, just like the insane gun lobby, I suspect that there will be plenty of local resistance and the flag may just go ‘underground’ for a while. Hard to believe that we shall see the pride flag flying in Oak Ridge when I get back on Sunday!

On that marriage thing, I’ve written here before (a long way back) that Dave and I have no intention to ‘marry’ – this was when it became legal in our own country UK. Fine for those that want to – we just don’t ‘get it’ somehow. Not that we plan to split – ever – or anything like that. I guess there might be legal advantages over inheritances to each other or to our (separate) kids, and one day it might be sensible for such a reason, but otherwise we’re fine as we are, and our other gay-couple friends over here feel the same. Calling each other our ‘husband’ just seems, frankly, ridiculous. ‘Who plays the wife?’ I seem to remember I titled that old post. A ridiculous question put to us at the time. Let’s not go there again.

In a few minutes it will be time for the last performance for the three young ‘uns and I. They’ve been amazing but they have to remember that they’re still kids and in school for a few more years, so it needs to come to a halt for a while. Some relaxation and a ‘proper’ vacation to follow.

I’ve just time to make this post ‘legal’ with a few fitness pictures:



blue sky



OK, that’ll have to do for now. Ten-minute call and we need to warm up. At least I can get WiFi here and get this off.

Btw – did I say ‘writer’? Oh yes – maybe try these if you can face tales of the life and times of a gay acrobat and his mates:

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

OK, guys, I’m coming……… click…


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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