Mr. Hyphen 2010!

by Masashi

I wanted to give a quick shout out to 2010’s Mr. Hyphen, Kyle Chu. Kyle is a former CAAM intern and overall amazing young man. He’s an avant garde musician, talented artist, aspiring filmmaker, employee at a taco shack, kick ass student and most likely a future leader in the LGBTQI community. I bring him up not only to promote his work, but because I saw him earlier today and started to think about my life. I realized that he totally reminds me of myself… when I was his age. I too was once loud and outspoken and quirky and really didn’t care how I was perceived by the world around me (watching Kyle sashay  through the CAAM office is ah-mazing!).

Kyle on the table and Masashi on the left with "sleepy" hands

But now that I’m a wee bit older, I don’t really have to urge to live life with that kind of flare. I guess I’m focusing more on stability or security or something. But for now, as long as there are newer generations of queers proudly sashayin’ their asses through the highs and lows in life, I’ll be happy. OR… maybe I should just slap myself, grab some heels and get back on that dance floor.

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