Cameroon Day One: Departure


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I make no promises about blogging my trip to Cameroon and Europe, but it seems like the right thing to do. I even bought a digital camera for the event.

As far as I know, I am the first opening gay perfomer to publically present in Cameroon, West Africa. From what I read, they are overtly homophobic and, according to one journalist I spoke with, it is nothing short of stunning that I have been invited to present my play, “Queer 101”.

Waiting for my Air France flight to depart to Paris, I feel unease, anticipation and joy. This is my dream life, to travel the world presenting my original work. But travel like this is hard work. You should have seen me trying to decide what to bring. Four nations, three climates, two plays and one ME to carrry all my shit!

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  1. Changeling on March 29, 2005 at 12:45 am Reply

    Peterson, what you are doing is courageous and inspiring. Just be careful! Take a ton of pictures–I can’t wait to hear about the trip. Sorry I didn’t get back to you last week–things got crazy. Drink a lot of water and watch out for a dish called “tuwo with gumbo sauce.” Avoid it at all costs. Love jos.

  2. cml on March 29, 2005 at 2:49 am Reply

    hey, you. i never got back to you about what to pack. regardless, know that my heart and thoughts and prayers (such as they are) are with you in your travels. stay safe; there is definitely a part of me that is worrying.

    you are blessed and a blessing to so many people, p, and it is, indeed, nothing short of miraculous that you are taking your message to such a bastion of homophobia. i say this entirely seriously: you walk with god. no question.

    be well, friend, and come home safe.

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