Oh I do have the soul of a Lion was to prove this from a young age, by standing up to grown ups, when it come out that I was being molested by a bisexual neighbor. My problem was I way back then could not see that he had done me any wrong; albeit I can now see he had. But my issues back then and to this day, is that I never seen anything wrong with same sex attraction. Oh my what they did to me way back in the 1960s, out in the Aussie bush, and know one could hear the cries out on a farm, but nor did they care as I got what I deserved for being a proude poofter from the age of six, so no one can teach me about pride.
Also the fact that I was an out poofter from such a young age forbade one from joining the Armed forces, and I was not about to start too live a lie to do so either. So for me to join the Army was never a choice I had. In many ways to this day I pay for not standing down as a wee child. I have lived most of my life now without family, or their support, and without the benefits my siblings got, and in fact all my brothers are either closited homosexuals, gay or breeding bisexuals, who have never had the balls to do what I did. So I get to look back and hold my head high.
Also at the beginning of the 1980s. I was part of a group who did lobby our Government, to have homosexuality decriminalised, as well taken off the mental heath list, as before then police, military and so were dismissed if found our for being homosexual, for mental health issues. This battle was no sooner over and we had to deal with the Gay Plague Era. Now I stood by the gay community during our darkest years where so many went into hiding, because of my self love and love of a community I was then a member off. But sadly it was being a witness so so many being infected with a deadly virus, because another was selfish, and did not want to deprive their dick, and did not care that they where endangering lives by their deceitful actions; the things I seen, and experienced first hand, was to change me forever; albeit I have now healed and moved on.
Oh I could bitch and moan about being a true blue Aussie, and newcomers to Oz get rights in Oz, I have never had. Children born of new Australians get more rights than I have ever had, here in the land of Down Under.
But I am also in a 20+ year relationship; some piece of paper is not going to enhance the love I already have, and I have never wanted a gay wedding either, and all our straight friend acknowledge our relationship without it; I mean to say it want put food on the table now will it.
Just because I may not agree with the oxymoron term gay marriage does not mean I am not in support of Civil Unions. You can bare your arse in a Myer shop front window for all I care. You can have a ceremony in you back yard or vagues, I don't care either. But just because I am a Bona Fide Homosexual, does mean I see myself as a victom just because I can not have a gay wedding. They can pass, it, or not either way I am a winner, as I am loved, and nothing is stoping that.
Gay people need to also stop comparing the fight and struggle African Americans had to gay ones, as they are very diffrent. For one I can bee seen as a straight man if thats what I wanted, as many gays and bis do. I can go to a straight pub, or club, and can sit in the front of the buss too; albeit I like sitting in the back. But a Black fella could not go to a white mans wash room, or eat out, straight or gay, as you can't hide the colour of your skin as you can your sexuality; look how many bi man who now want to be seen as gay have already been married, some more than once.
My issue was that that Old bugger ask Mitt a question and Mitt was truthful, and just because he may of been in the Army did not give him the right to attack Mitt, just because he did not like the answer. He could of said fine you don't get my vote and walk off. Do you think he would of abused Bill Clinton for creating DADT?
I must be one of the most self loving guys here at RJ, and with the many years of abuse I have received from the gay and bi left here, and still I stand my ground, I sure do have the soul of a lion.
Have a nice day, and I hope that some day you will find the inner peace and contentment I have, as maybe then you will feel more secure, and what I had to say would be of no bother to you, as you would be more secure within your self.
Oh and when I vote I put my country first, and not personal wants, and thats because I have the ability to put others first.