I'm in a course on Mythology, and we're headed towards a large-ish research paper, and I'm curious about the concept of a gay mythology. (If there's a gay culture, which I believe there is, then shouldn't that culture have it's own mythology?)
So, I guess I'm asking about ideas. I know that there's much, MUCH material to be found and a major case to be made for gay readings of old myths, but I was wondering if there were any uniquely gay stories. Which is to say, do people in our community tell stories about ourselves that aren't taken from the greater community? (Using Christian mythology as an example, I know there's "queer readings" of Ruth, or Jonathan and Danial, but do we have meaningful stories that are actually NEW?)
A friend posited and wrote about Velvet Goldmine as queer myth, and while I don't remember it to well, I guess that's the kind of thing I'm looking for. Bonus points if it doesn't start out as just a movie / book / deliberately written story, but I'll take what I can get.
I'm especially lookin' at you Scotty with the faeries.
If the material just isn't there, I'll find something else to write about but I've been curious about the topic for a bit now.