vintage journal posting…

February 2, 1984

“I think I am going to start being a little more open about being gay. No, I am not going to overtly “come out of the closet” but I think there are a few friends I can trust and be open with about it. I’ve had to deal with it a lot more lately – usually talking to other gays and realizing that as I talked I was starting the process of coming out. It is nice to be honest – to be myself and not lie about a deeply rooted part of me. I respect myself more and gain more respect for the friends who accept it and continue to be close to me if not closer. Being gay is not bad. I wish more people would realize it. I wonder if there will ever be a time where one’s sexuality is unimportant…a time where being gay is like having blue eyes – – just a facet of a person that makes them unique but is not of major controversy or importance to people and society. I am proud of who I am and what I am doing with my life and I refuse to let anyone stop me from being happy simply because I am gay. Gay means happy and that is what my life is going to be.

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pretty wise for a not yet nineteen year old I think!!!

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One Response to “vintage journal posting…”

  1. ihjtalk Says:

    It is pretty wise. Unfortunately some 19 year olds still have it tough. I am not sure we have come too far since then.

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