My two copper pieces...
[quote]Are Errand and I the only fabulous ones on these forums?[/quote]
I am considered bisexual, but I have a preference to more effeminate qualities, though more along the lines of Venus de Milo (approximately; personality and compatibility modifies it further) and less along the lines of a skinny model-type. I also tend to like "bishonen-types" and drag queens.
In truth, I was raised by a mother whose circles of friends were made up of 99% gay men (because women are *******, as she put it). I acquired an extremely open mind and, after some soul-searching, realized that what one has beneath his or her clothes doesn't matter so much as there is still an attraction.
[quote]Is roleplaying an inviting arena for homosexuals?[/quote]
I can't see why not. It's an area of common ground that can be shared happily despite individual preferences. One of the aforementioned "mom's friends" actually gave me mint-condition AD&D books because he didn't really have anyone to play with anymore, but he was always really into roleplaying. The trick is keeping out the closed-minded and the prejudiced who definitely could ruin the fun...[/quote]
[quote]Have you ever played a character that has a different sexual orientation than yourself?[/quote]
Well, though I'm known to play female characters more often than male characters - I am male IRL, in case it wasn't clear - I played two gay male characters. Once, I played an old World of Darkness game where I was a somewhat famous drag queen Redeemer (from Hunter: The Reckoning) who was in a relationship with a Werebear - who was played by a good friend of mine. It was absolutely fantastic, especially when one of the other PCs came in thinking that my character was "the most beautiful woman on stage" and voiced that to the currently-in-human-form werebear boyfriend - a stranger at the bar. And yes, we kept my character's "secret" hidden from the other players out-of-character since I tended to play female characters more often than male ones anyway. A really fun, but too-short game.
The second time was a little weirder and probably a bit too controversial for the forums as it involved a dark taboo secret and such.
Anyway, I guess that's it. Keep up the great awesome, Gilbert! I'm loving what I'm hearing.
...by the way, can I have change for the two copper if it's not all used? Bad economy and all