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.