My neighborhood in Baltimore sits right by the water near the football and baseball stadiums and casino and is targeted for growth. A billionaire developer has already bought up a large chunk of it.
But it’s still sketchy in places. Young men sell drugs on some corners while neighbors turn a blind eye.
One of these young men flirts with my partner “Van” and me constantly. He hangs with the drug crew and I know he just served several months in juvenile jail.
He is tall and gangly. Light-skinned with sandy, kinky hair.
When he sees Van or me he will pull down his already sagging pants even further and even his drawers, showing much of his ass. He will do this even with friends nearby.
Early Saturday Van and I were driving up the street and came to a stop sign. He was standing there. I was in the passenger seat. He looked me straight in the eye and put his hands down his pants and rubbed his dick.
I think he even licked his thin lips.
I averted my gaze and tried to act like I had no reaction at all.
“Did you see that motherfucker?,” I said after Van turned the car around the corner.
“Yeah, just ignore it he does that with me,” Van said. “If you acknowledge it, it will get worse. He is just trying to get attention.”
“They aren’t on Jack’d and they aren’t on Adam4Adam,” Ray said. “They are really down-low.”
I have to admit the boy is cute. And that red bubble butt perched on top of those long legs looks tempting.
Under other circumstances I would invite him in the house and Van and I would fuck the shit out of him. But it’s not good to play in your neighborhood.
He could be setting us up so he can get in our house and steal. He could really be gay and looking for sex. Or knowing that we are a gay couple he could be homophobic and taunting us although showing your ass and rubbing your penis is a funny way to harass two gay men.
Finally, he could be merely hustling. I know gay men who pay these boys on the corners in Baltimore for dick or ass. With jobs scarce in the hood it seems some are “gay-for-pay.” That line of work certainly beats risking your life or serving jail time by selling drugs on the corner.
“Ray,” the “Thug Up the Block” in an earlier blog post, visited Van and I Saturday night. His house caught fire but insurance is rebuilding it and he wanted to update us on his progress.
We told him about the young boy and he wasn’t surprised. He has fucked around with several neighborhood men.
“They aren’t on Jack’d and they aren’t on Adam4Adam,” he said. “They are really down-low.”
He talked about one neighbor around the corner who sucked his dick like a pro and then would go out and hang out like any homie on the corner.
“You would never know that nigga loves dick,” Ray said.
Ray works nights and was sitting on his porch at 3 a.m. when a man who lives on the next street over came by walking his dog. The man made eye contact with Ray and held it and then looked back at him as he walked down the street.
Ray stood up on his brick porch steps and said, “So wassup?”
Yep, Ray got some ass that night. The dude didn’t even bother to take his dog home.
Ray fucked another guy around here who was barely out of his teens but had to break it off because the boy kept knocking on his door at all hours, making the fact Ray is gay too obvious to the neighbors.
Van and I have a “straight” neighbor three houses up who is very friendly. A handsome brown-skinned older gentleman with curly gray hair who has a cute younger girlfriend.
When Van and I had a sex party he noticed all the men entering at night. I said Van and I were having a card party.
“You have to invite me next time,” he said.
Ray told me the real deal. This neighbor likes to suck dick and was surprised by another neighbor giving a man head in his car.
“If you asked him to your sex party I bet he would suck every dick in the house,” Ray said.
Q: Readers should I follow Van’s advice and keep ignoring him or confront him?