It’s a little antiquated for today’s youth, the Hanky Code, but once upon a time before the internet it did the job of helping horny gay men trolling bars and public bathrooms to find that fisting top they so desired.
Below, writer and performer Justin Sayre, who calls himself the Chairman of the International Order of Sodomites, gives a monologue about new ideas for using hanky code colors to denote people’s hangups and neuroses. (This is all from a recent monthly performance event at Joe’s Pub in New York which Sayre dubs “The Meeting.”)
“Gray, which used to denote bondage, will now be used to denote boring.”
“Commitment-phobes will wear yellow, which is a color we think they deserve.”
“Baby blue which used to denote cocksucker will now denote mother issues, which is probably why you’re a cocksucker.”