I’ve just got home from “El Circo” which is the dinner/show night that I’ll hopefully soon be pole dancing at. One of the acts there is a male belly dancer and I have to say, despite me doing pole dancing and aerial silks, it’s one of the gayest things I’ve ever seen. When a man comes out in a lime green lycra ensemble with a silver pleated cape and starts belly dancing it does throw you for a bit of a loop. Especially when you consider that in the middle east, where belly dancing originates from my understanding, he’d probably be hung or stoned to death for being gay in the first place. The guy is very talented and has amazing control of his body, but it’s an odd spectacle to see, but I’m all for challenging ideas and stereotypes.