When I uttered those three little words the shift of perception was enormous. It was brave I’ll give myself that much. It catalysed enormous change in my core beliefs and all but killed off the friend and family network instantly. I was married and it was to my wife that I first uttered those three words. And then it was time to rebuild.
Now two years later the earthquake and aftershocks have all but stopped. I did suffer and losses have been considerable but with it has come much good. Now I live as a free man more fully me and freedom is sweet indeed. Also with such a struggle and pain I have had the opportunity to learn a lot.
Now it should be abundantly clear why I will always be a liberal. I do stand against every bit of bull many conservatives and even some liberals say about gays. That said the ‘West’ is a true bastion of hope for gay people. That’s because of freedom and what extends from one freedom extends to another.
There ya go short and bittersweet. There’s lots more of course. All in good time.