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October 27, 2011 5:25 PM Subscribe
Halloweenfilter: Is it offensive for two straight men to go to a Halloween party as a lesbian couple?
posted by lab.beetle to human relations (35 answers total)
The backstory is that a coworker of mine (male) went to the work Halloween party in drag last year, and this prompted several people to suggest that I do so this year (I was asking around for ideas, I don't think the suggestion was particular to me). The irony is that I am a transguy - and am completely closeted at work (current, though I'm changing jobs soon, and thankfully that will change as well). To one up my coworker from last year, I was thinking it might be fun to convince my 100% should be a caricature of straight male coworker to go to the party with me as a lesbian couple.
This would be hilarious to me, but since everyone thinks I'm a straight man, I have no idea if actually this would be really offensive, or if it would be funny to both my straight and gay coworkers.
If you think it would be good - any costume suggestions?