On Hot Gay Statues: George Washington Obviously Gay, But Not Exactly Hot
In which The Gay Recluse holds a contest. Sort of.
Last week our newest correspondent The Blind Architect filed this report:
You may be interested in this statue of George Washington I saw last week in Seattle. No musculature, but he does have a big sword. I have been watching the HBO John Adams series, and George Washington (played by David Morse) is portrayed as a great historical figure, so I am inspired to root for his inclusion in your contest.
Ok, TBA, let’s check it out!
Hmmm. We see what you’re saying about the sword, but this could be a lot gayer, actually.
The Blind Architect followed up with this:
There are some sculptures of George Washington that are hotter than the one from Seattle. Check out the father of our country below. Not exactly a six-pack, but admirable pecs and biceps, wouldn’t you say? And what’s that he’s holding? And OMG…what’s up with all of the swords?
We agree. From the neck down, this George is not only gay, but actually kinda hot! (?) (And how about those feet!) Still, we’re not exactly in love with his face, which gives us the sense that he partied a bit too much for his own good a few decades ago.
We look forward to hearing more from The Blind Architect. In the meantime, we have our own obviously-gay-but-not exactly-hot George to add to the mix, this one from the Pittsburgh International Airport, where we recently had the pleasure of spending a few minutes.
“My name is George Washington. My truth is that I am a gay American.”
We’re proud of him for finally admitting it!
Although it’s safe to say that none of these statues are going to win any awards, we are nonetheless inspired by the growing recognition that the father of our country was clearly gay if not exactly hot. Are we missing any hot Georges out there? And what about Abraham Lincoln, the
gayest greatest president of all time? We encourage everyone to keep your eyes open.
The Hot Gay Statue Contest Roundup:
- Rules and Guidelines
- Dan Savage Endorsement
- Washington Heights (New York City)
- Washington, DC
- The London Eye Clarifies an Important Issue
- Florence (Italy)
- The Park Avenue Amory (Upper East Side/NYC)
- Murray Hill (New York City)
- Madrid (Spain)
- Los Angeles
- The London Eye: “In Your Face”
- The J-Man Inspires
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