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Discussion in 'The Welcome Lounge' started by pinkAchilles, May 15, 2017.

  1. pinkAchilles

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    Can't believe I found a site like this. Clean. A great purpose. Safe. No pressures to do anything but be a good member. I really like that.

    I'm a gay man. 99 % in the closet. I grew up totally unaware I was "gay". Lived in a controlled home. Knew nothing about the world. Joined the military. Man, was I not ready! Lived in a rough neighborhood. The other kids and a few adults knew I was girly acting and messed with me about it. I held my books like a girl. Was happier hanging out with the girls. Playing with dolls. Fixing hair on my sisters dolls and.....

    Got tired of the bullying in middle school. Got mean. Started acting "like a boy". Started fighting the bullies. Didn't care how many there were. Found out that they don't like it when the bullied goes for it with flying fist. I cried when I found a private place to cry. I hated it. But I just learned to live with it.

    I did my time in the military honorably. Made friends with a bunch of gay dudes. Fell in love. Was slowly coming out. The AIDS tragedy hit. All my friends got AIDS. INCLUDING the gentle sweet young man I fell for.

    I went deep into the closet. Got married. She left me. I finished raising my awesome kids

    Not long ago my one of my daughters texted me and said, out of the blue, that I would make a great drag queen. Wow, I wasn't expecting that. Got me to thinking.

    I think finding others who understand, live the life is important to me. Yes, I know. Too much intro. It's who I am.
     
  2. Worker Bee

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    Hi there. I'm Cam. Welcome to EC.

    The people here are friendly and supportive and it's a great place to talk to people from the whole rainbow spectrum.

    I'm so sorry to hear you lost your love.

    Sounds like you've raised some great kids.
     
  3. nightshift

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    Hey man, message me if you need anything. I'm raising an awesome kid myself.
     
  4. Quantumreality

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    Hello pinkAchilles! Welcome to EC!:slight_smile:
     
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