Sunday, October 22, 2006

UPGRADE



While heading out to the Derrick L. Briggs Book Club with Fuzzy, Omar, & J, it amazed me how my life has turned out to be. It gives me great joy to be around black gay men who are invested in uplifting there lives, and dismissing the stereotypes that we either put on ourselves, or that have been thirsted upon us.

After the event, we stayed awhile to partake in conversation with others, with laughs, deep conversation, and pure enjoyment with others. We then headed off to see Jared, a great friend of mine to discuss a project we are working on. Once we left there, we headed to a party called UPGRADE, which is hosted by two people I admire, Nathan & Ray. I enjoyed the performance, the crowd, and the music. It was great having my boyfriend & friends by my side the whole time.

The Beyonce song, turned into the new level of Homosexual interactions, indeed was the word of the night, as I really did feel like my life was being UPGRADED.

4 comments:

Jamal K. Franklin said...

Ahhh...New York - how I miss it so!

ProfessorGQ said...

Shawn...y'all better have an event when I come to NY in November...I am supposed to come a second time before the year is up, I just do not know when that is...

fuzzy said...

I'm all for dismissing stereotypes! The book club was slammin! I enjoyed it very much... :-) I'll never reveal my role!

Anonymous said...

oh how I wished a community like so existed here in Philadelphia . . . I've been here a year now . . . it sucks . . . it really really sucks . . . I am so jealous . . .