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i personally have 2 my puppet Georgie is a closet gay and my puppet Ziggi tries to  convince him it's ok to be gay, but he's not convinced. My puppet lobo is openly bisexual and very lusty i base him off a younger me, because i was like him at younger age

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Good topic Nate. It's interesting what facets of our personalities come out in our puppets. Gustavo was based on a boyfriend but, he never had any overtly gay characteristics. My first puppet Benny, had a lot of my traits but, I've never performed him to develop what traits would define who 'he' is. I made a big, furry cat puppet who I haven't posted on the hub but, he's on my blog at http://puppetmuse.blogspot.com/2009_05_01_archive.html

I named him Harvey Furstein [after Firestein] and, I performed him 'gay' with a Firestein affectation. I still want to work on his appearance to look more cat-like though. I took the long fangs out and replaced them with smaller, sharp teeth and I'm considering moving the ears out. He's looking a little too wolf-like in my eye. I have ideas for more adult-themed puppetry that would incorporate some gay-specific characters. Our experiences certainly shape our art. It was fascinating, for me, when I found out Richard Hunt was gay and realizing how many of his characters I identified with and loved.
that's really interesting i too loved Richard hunts characters. i also identified with Richard Hunt quite a bit not just being gay but background

David M said:
Good topic Nate. It's interesting what facets of our personalities come out in our puppets. Gustavo was based on a boyfriend but, he never had any overtly gay characteristics. My first puppet Benny, had a lot of my traits but, I've never performed him to develop what traits would define who 'he' is. I made a big, furry cat puppet who I haven't posted on the hub but, he's on my blog at http://puppetmuse.blogspot.com/2009_05_01_archive.html

I named him Harvey Furstein [after Firestein] and, I performed him 'gay' with a Firestein affectation. I still want to work on his appearance to look more cat-like though. I took the long fangs out and replaced them with smaller, sharp teeth and I'm considering moving the ears out. He's looking a little too wolf-like in my eye. I have ideas for more adult-themed puppetry that would incorporate some gay-specific characters. Our experiences certainly shape our art. It was fascinating, for me, when I found out Richard Hunt was gay and realizing how many of his characters I identified with and loved.
With characters like Poodle Garland and Barbara Streiswan, among others I often question if I'm doing a drag show for kiddies.
I've got a lesbian sock puppet. I first used it to reply to youtube videos put up by pretentious lesbians.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URJ-lPZdWxU
I have a few. I do a Punch and Judy show called Punch and Jimmy. They are an older/younger couple, Punch being the usual scalliwag/horndog/neer-do-well/curmudgeon and Jimmy, a young, buff, Log Cabin Republican Club yoga and Pilates fanatic.

I also do a Karagoz show where the traditional sidekick Hachivat (sp?) has been replaced by Henry, Karagoz's boyfriend. Our hero is pursued by Al Quaeda because he is gay, and Homeland Security, because he's Arab, etc etc. It's a comedy.
Sort of. My Muppet Whatnot--Delmarva McLevy--is intentionally androgynous, sort of in the vein of SNL's Pat. Although it's clear she's a "she", she often reveals boyish/masculine interests and the desire to break through gender barriers. For example, she says she wanted to be a priest when she was growing up, but that people told her she "had the wrong equipment" and she says "that makes NO sense!" Also, her *look* is intentionally androgynous--her nose is typically a male Muppet nose, but she has feminine cat-eye glasses; she has a mannish haircut, but her clothes are early '70s psychedelic feminine. And she likes Rachel Maddow and Peter Cetera (!?) She's also recorded an "It Gets Better" video, though technically it didn't turn out well, so it's not publicly promoted.

All of this stays fairly low on the radar because much of her performing involves middle-grade to teen audiences and interviewees and their parents. But I want to make sure that her young fans understand, even if subtly, that there's nothing wrong with appearing androgynous or having interests and dreams traditionally reserved for people of one's opposite sex.

See some of Delmarva's schtick at: http://www.youtube.com/delmarvellous

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