I am now 50,
I just LOL'ed
Well you know there is a lot to smile about! In the 1980s. I was a lad off a farm who moved to the city to get work due to drought. I was to find work within the gay community, and an education it was too; I got to see it with the light on. It was all a lot of fun, for a lad from the bush. Having big shoulders, chest, calves to die for, and a bubble butt too match, with blond hair and a big smile, I was was very popular and I did have a fucking good time too. Then the Head of the VD Clinic who come to our place of work to do free blood tests, was to tell us something big was going down in America, but no one was talking about. lots of gay men young and old were going to hospital, very sick and even dieing. we were to talk about this for about a year among ourselves, wondering what it was, and what could be the cause, and it was said lord help us if it's air born.
Then about a year latter our whole gay world turned up side down, it was to hit the media, and the Gay Plague Era was on; the world was to now learn about HIV/AIDS. Well our gay club that would see many thousands go though it's doors on a weekend, went down to 3 people. The Gay's went into hiding and abanded us and Bis who went running back to their wives and kids; this was not a good time to be seen as a gay man; all we had to do was get a cold for people to treat us as if we had AIDS.
Well the friends I lost that had been infected in the 1970s, and the friend who become infected in the 1980s, are now all gone; many never ever seeing 30. Millions have gone, and I who never went into hiding who stuck by the gay community, when many did not. Have got to turn 50, and am still fit well and healthy, as well HIV-. So I do have a lot to smile about; yet my friends gone from AIDS have never left me, nor what was done to them by sad bitter people, not wanting to deprive their dick of any fun, and putting young lives before the enjoyment of their dick.
So One knows as hard as Tropical Mark tries to hurt myself and many others here at RJ, he just keeps failing. But One does have to ask TM, what he was doing during the Gay Plague Era? I'm sure he was not an out gay man as I was, standing by a community that so many abanded in our darkest years.
So bullies like TM have no effect on one, yet my truthful words have an affect on him, as he tries his best to repress it, and abuse those who speak it.
Oh I am also in a very LTR of 20+ years, so one is not out there looking for love. But hay TM is well over 30, and time has not been kind to his look, so this just makes one giggle even more.
So yes I can smile now that I am 50, because it looks like I made it!