ozgreenguy said@yourname8000 - sounds like you definitely lived through it. I doubt very much that TBA will provide any such insights into his involvement though. He loves pointing the finger but give away nothing about his true self like the scared man in the closet with a wife and kids he is always negatively preaching about (men i might say have typically the same with similar pOlitical views!)
cupcake you just love to put words in ones mouth. Now go deal with your low self esteem, and build a bridge and get over it. When I first come out it was illegal to be a homosexual in my state, and homosexuality was also classed as a mental health issue too, thus you could be removed from jobs like the police force if found out, for having a mental health issue. I was proactive in changing both, having one decriminalised, and the other removed from the mental health act; then we had to deal with the gay plague era. I stood by our community when so many did not, and it was a good time for our half brothers the bisexuals to be with their wives and kids, because it was not always safe to be seen as a homosexual and having a cold. Funny the other night at work on night shift one was to talk all about this Gay Plague Era, and what it was like, and I was also very open about having a truly fucking good time too, and I had been in contact with the HIV virus many a time. yet at 50 I am still HIV-. Yes there is a lot of pain associated to that era, sickness, death and murder was all around me.
But after the Gay Plague Era, and standing by a community during a time when so many did not, a time was to come for one to move back to the bush were I worked as a lumber Jack for a number of years, healing from what I had seen and been though. Then when the time come foe me to move back to the city and get on with life in the city again, I was to walk straight into the relationship I am still in to this very day; 20+ years latter. Oh I and my life has been so very blessed. But if it helps you to in vision one being bitter, then do so as it takes nothing away from the qulity of my life. Oh after the in depth discussion I was to have with the medical staff I work with; it was suggested i should be talking with school children, as they should hear what one had to say
I'm off to watch the budget, to see how my the left are going to fuck up Oz before we vote them out.
I stand proude and tall as a Bona fide Homosexual, and thats nothing to feel shame about. Now if one does in fact point the finger, then thats because people with dirty hands here pointed the finger first at one.