On my birthday I typically send a selected group of family and friends crazy doing things that are a little out of their comfort zone, but hopefully still a lot of fun. This year I had them all ballroom dancing. A private lesson I arranged with the delightful Virginia at Logan Dance Sydney who had us laughing sweating and actually moving to the music in some form of order. They do same-sex ballroom/Latin (like I really know the difference) dancing classes there on Sundays but we had the place to just us on Saturday evening and it was a hoot. I was laughing out loud, and a lot. Can you get any gayer than this? I don't know but after seeing the top dancers at the 2002 Gay Games, I thought it looked like the ultimate thing to do and Saturday was the day. It seems it was even more popular than I expected - there is talk of going back for more... It wasn't all same sex, but my brother got to dance with quite a few of my male friends... he is a particularly good sport.
Speaking of gay themes, and dancing, there is a TV show I've just seen my second episode of called Skins. It's UK based (and UK readers probably know more about it and have probably seen - or missed - the end of the current series). It's targeted to a late teen / young adult audience and is really a lot of fun. Innovative and certainly entertaining plots with a decidedly cute blonde (above) in the cast... and significant gay themes. I'll be keeping an eye out for Skins on SBS, Mondays at 10pm.