July 12, 2011

Does this haircut make me look gay?

While in Seattle for Pride weekend, I strolled past a trendly little hair salon in Capitol Hill.  Later over a slice of pizza, I told my friend I wanted to cut my hair but the thought of actually doing it made me nauseous.

"What are you afraid of?"

"Honestly...I'm afraid of giving up my heterosexual privilege."

She paused.  Looked at me. 

"All the more reason to do it."


She was right. 

So I ignored the gnawing in the pit of my stomach and let the pierced, tattooed, young girl take scissors to my hair.

This was the end result:

(That's me on the left with my friend J.)

Desperate housewife?  Not a chance.  (I don't think I need the rainbow bracelets anymore either, huh?)


  1. Awesome! I think cutting your hair is the first step to getting into "ze gay identity". We've all done it or we'll all do it sooner or later. Congrats!

  2. What does it mean if I had a "gay haircut" 15 years ago, when I did not acknowledge myself yet... and now have long "hetero haircut", now that I totally accept who I am? (which is 100% bisexual)?!?

    BTW you look super! :-)

  3. I love it, and yes, it makes you look very gay!! I have talked to so many lesbians who have finally felt "settled" once they made the haircut plunge. Im glad you did it and it looks super cute, bring on the lesbians! :)

  4. Very La Roux but without being craz. Nice!

  5. Fucking fantastic!! I did the same about a month and a half ago. I'd wanted a faux hawk for a long time but I was always so afraid. When I finally did it, I felt more confident than I had in a long time. I felt like myself. :)

    Anyway, very nice, I love it. Looks great on you!

  6. Super cute cut on you! I just found your blog. I've been out since I was 17 but I am close with a couple of people who have similar stories to yours!

  7. Awesome!! I asked if my last haircut could be spiky, but not dykey. Not ready to go all the way yet. But look at J! How smokin' hot is her long hair! :)