Gay and proud!
I was always feminine growing up, and I knew that I was different; it wasn’t until I was a preteen that I understood what gay meant, and then I knew I was gay. Friends said I was gay in high school, but I wasn’t ready to handle it yet. It wasn’t till college, where I flung open the door and was able to say loud and proud, “I’m gay.” I’m pretty sure my parents knew in the back of their minds after watching me singing songs by the Spice Girls covered in body glitter during the fourth grade talent show, but it was still shocking to hear me say it after twenty years.
There is a lot that I would love to see changed within society, but one issue that’s been on my mind is the HIV epidemic in prisons.
I still don’t understand why gay marriage is still even an issue. Homophobia is not part of the natural order, it’s an arbitrary invention of this particular time and place. People, please: enough with the bullshit already!
I’m really grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Gayface. I’m proud to be a gay man, and grateful for a friend like Ash, who creates such beautiful works of art and has invited me to become part of it. The world can heal itself if the human race will let it!