Remember that homosexuals do not generally lack acquaintances of the same sex, therefore the 'male bonding' that friends in malecraft lodges tells me exists isn't something a gay man would be looking for. Presumably the same applies to lesbians and femalecraft lodges.
Having said that, as a co-mason, I know a few openly other gay co-masons (well five actually, all male and not including myself) though rather more gay malecraft brothers and presumably there are lesbian femalecraft sisters. A few times, I've been asked (out of lodge) if Brother X or Sister Y bats for the other side and generally don't know and wouldn't necessarily gossip even if I did. Gay people don't have signs and tokens to identify ourselves to each other. ;D
Nobody I know who is both a homosexual and a mason has ever said that their sexuality was an issue when joining or progressing through the grades and offices. We have our tools and landmarks and these are our guide rather than being led by the superstitions of the profane world. If an Irsraeli and an Arab or a conservative and a socialist can sit together in a lodge as brothers, we are surely above such matters as what goes on behind the bedroom door.
It certainly does come up on most Masonic Fora. Now as a matter of interest it is said that the Father of the present Duke of Kent- that is the late Prince George Duke of Kent-who was also Grand Master of UGLE, was bi-sexual and although married to Princess Marina, had sexual relationships with other men. Noel Coward is supposed to have written the song "Mad about the boy" with him in mind.
An interesting point to make to any Homophobic Mason who says "We'd never allow one of them in my Lodge!"
It's one of those perennial questions, like the one about whether female co-masons have to expose their decolletage during the initiation. If there's an internet forum and a few masons, the question will sooner or later pop up. The reality is much less interesting.
omni: In my Lodge the Secretary is a hugh bully along with control issues. if anyone even asks a question he files masonic charges against them. He controls members mostly because they are afraid of him.
Apr 16, 2018 1:07:49 GMT
The Ancient: To omni: Grow some balls, that lodge is yours as well as every member in that lodge. If you are right, its not your problem. Nobody likes the ugliness of masonic charges. Light will always illuminate darkness, don't be afraid, be a better man.
May 27, 2018 15:37:09 GMT
The Ancient: Oh, I am a new member and just wanted to say hi...
May 27, 2018 15:39:10 GMT