(Short article and to the point):
Hola a todos. I’ve written various versions of this article. This is the short version.
Dear queer couples (gay male couples and lesbian couples): If you don’t want to be mistaken for a breeder/for being straight/heterosexual, you are wearing your wedding rings on your right hand (fourth finger). Correct?
As seen here:
Unless you want to be mistaken for a breeder and possibly have someone ask you about your “wife,” you are wearing your wedding ban on your right hand fourth finger. Correct? Because why would any gay guy want to be thought of as straight or a breeder? (Unless one is still closeted and or has some gay shame).
Some queers will tell me: “But our marriage is no different than that of the breeders.” Well, as dysfunctional as breeder marriages are (1 in 4 end in divorce as of 2017), I would hope the queer marriage is far superior quite frankly. And that is the case with the queer marriages I know of.
Reality: Even though you and I know that we queers deserve the same rights as breeders, to much of our bigoted, homophobic, heteronormative society your queer marriage will never be equal to that of the breeders. Period. Face Facts. This is not a time for denial or wishful-thinking. And considering the current draconian political climate where hate and violence for queers is being ramped up worldwide, I suggest one come out of one’s denial as to many people prejudices against queers. Not everyone is lovey-dovey for queers.
Too often these days, my reliable gaydar tells me that a guy I see — especially on television — is queer. But his wedding ring is on the wrong hand. It’s on the breeder hand. So, I ask: Is he in the closet and married to a female. Or, does this queer boy wear his wedding ring on the wrong hand? It’s very confusing. The image of a left hand wedding ring and breeders is heavily cemented in the public’s mind. That’s not going to change. But when I see wedding rings on the right hand in the US, I’m not confused.
So, to sum up:
Queer marriages: Wedding rings on right hand and muchas gracias/thank you very much for doing that. It removes any confusion.
Breeder marriages: Wedding rings on left hand (per society’s tradition).
Because if you’re queer, who in their right mind wants to be mistaken for or confused with or thought of as a fucking breeder? Breeders — as well as closet cases — are responsible for most of the problems in our world.
As I’m concluding this, there’s a guy on television I read as a queer boy. His wedding ring on left hand. So, is he in the closet and married to a female or does he have his wedding ring on the wrong hand? Who knows?! As I’ve asked many times: What has happened to my fellow queers? Queers can’t even get the wedding ring thing right. Something as simple as what hand to wear their wedding ring on so as not to be mistaken for a fucking breeder. (jesus fucking christ). Chau.—el barrio rosa