Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Wild and Crazy Gay Guy

I love my crazy brother-in-law. He has the best sense of humor. I warned Hubby that if he keeps on aggravating me, I will leave him for a rich gay man.

Brother-in-law (BIL) was staying at a hotel where all these Nigerian Christians were staying.

He described them.

"They were HUGE! All aunt Jemima types. I told mum 'I know what this sect is called. They're called - Eating For Jesus.'"

He tried to join them for (probably very lively)church services on Sunday, but by then, they had gone.

My son took a big liking to him. And even he wasn't spared.

Brother-in-law: "Remember when we ran out of toilet paper and I had to use a toothbrush? Well, I found it. Here it is!" and he popped out my son's toothbrush out of his bag and threw it to him.

Saturday we walked together to the Old City. We walked into a shop selling exquisite carpets on the Via Dolorosa.

"Are you married?" asked the salesman.

"Yes - to a MAN" answered BIL without batting one of his long eyelashes.

No more closet for him. He enjoys giving people shock treatments.

We walked past several convents and we were invited in for a look and a tour.

BIL: "It's OK, we don't have to see the place. We're actually from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence"

Saturday night, my 20 year old daughter and myself took him to Jerusalem's only gay club. It was empty at 11:30 but by midnight it began to fill up - with mostly young Palestinian men in their late teens and twenties from East Jerusalem and environs. I think perhaps because it was Middle-Eastern night with my favorite sweet Knafe being dished out for free. My brother-in-law was chatting to a really cute Palestinian but I wanted to dance. And dance I did to excellent Arabic music, with all these adorable "fairies" who were more adorable than me. There were a couple of drag queens up on stage who had legs I would kill for. And for once in her life there was no one hitting on my blonde bombshell daughter, but she enjoyed the evening nevertheless.


Anonymous said...


i'm a frum, married gay man living in jerusalem. when i lived in england i had no problem finding discreet dates. Here in yerushalayim its quite different you know. can you tell me where to find that club? or how i can hook up with other men in my situation? i have to keep it discreet -- i have children and they'd be upset if they found this out about their abba. i hate sneaking around but i have no choice. kol tuv and thanks for your help.

jerusalemgypsy said...

Hi - well, I'm happy to inform you that you're not the only frum, gay guy around. For starters, why don't you try going to the Jerusalem Open House on Rechov Ben Yehuda Street. You'll notice where it is because it has the rainbow flag in that building.

Good luck! And if you want to hook up with other frum gay guys, I have friends who have friends.......and you'll have a full chevreh soon enough.