THIS WILL BE A NEW SERIES OF BLOGS CONCERNING AN ISSUE THAT I’VE HESITATED TO CONSIDER IN THE PAST………..NOW I’M READY!
One of my reasons for not “coming out” in writing before now is simple: Books have been written about the subject, it’s nothing new but I’m realizing now that there are so many WRONG ideas and impressions that abound today about “gay people”. By the way I hate that term almost as bad as being called a Faggot! Many homosexual people are not happy or gay! They’re not “crooked” and they are not “straight”……………..they are just “different” in some ways than other people. Now, truthfully who isn’t?!!! What a dull world this would be if we were all exactly alike!?
Television has thrown a lot of sexual information out there over the last 50 years as have books. But instead of creating a true picture of what homosexuals look like and act, stereotypes have been created that represent only a FEW of the possible combinations possible!!!! And many of the ones depicted are just awfully wrong!
I am not an activist! I don’t believe in throwing ideas (life styles) or anything else (like politics and religion) in people’s faces! I won’t make speeches, walk or participate in parades, or write letters to the newspapers or rag sheets.
My intention in this blog is to present one individual, myself, as one of the possibilities that can exist in the so-called “gay world”!
But what finally forced me to put in my “2 cents worth of opinion” is the characters portrayed on GLEE…………..the TV phenom! Great show, great acting, great music, but if it were the only show in TV, the world would think there are only 2 different types of “gay people” out there and all parents are supportive as well as the major part of society………..and unfortunately it just ain’t so! To date I don’t believe there is a character on regular TV or in the movies like me!
Not that I’m special………………just an example that won’t sell papers, books or make a TV series………..and that is just my point! The reason people like me can “hide” so easily is that most of the oublic don’t think we exists! And that is my point………..the image that is prevalent isn’t representing all of us. AND it isn’t wrong for “gay individuals” ( and though I don’t like that term, it does unfortunately picture what most people recognize us as being) to be like me, an ordinary person who has more straight friends than gay ones!
Young gay people in particular need to know that! I remember all of my life when seeing the really obvious ones of us in public I thought, ” That’s not me! I’m not like that! I must not be gay then!” AH! But I was and am! I knew when I was 8-9 years old that I WAS DIFFERENT! But I didn’t meet “one of us” until I was 22 years old and I thought OMG it’s alright for me to be like I am! I’m not alone! I’m not the only one!
So parents, brothers, sisters, classmates, teachers, preachers……….ALL OF YOU………….check into this blog………..add your comments and information…………ask questions…….BUT most of all learn that what you think is the truth may be just part of the story. And I’m going to add another piece of the puzzle!
STAY TUNED FOR PART 2 SOON