Aren't we all in the closet to a certain extent?!? I mean, when we meet new people who know nothing about us and we let them know about our sexual preference... isn't that like coming out all over again?? Example: Just last night, a group of co-workers and myself get together at a bar for someone's farewell. I'm there, I'm talking, having a few drinks and all of a sudden one of my co-workers, who rarely has any interaction with me I might add, comes over and starts making small talk. He goes off... "So Damian, what's the deal with you.. are you married, single, kids, straight... GAY???" Mind you, by this point in the night I'm already semi-blasted, I think to myself for a bit... I could just cop out and make up some bullshit story and pretend I'm straight or answer truthfully, say I'm gay, get it over with and send them all to bloody hell
. I went with the latter option
So officially, I am now an openly gay man at work. Oh yeah, his response you ask.... "Oh that's nice"... typical straight person response.. ha ha. So my point is, being out doesn't necessarily mean you have to advertise it or much less label yourself. If I am asked I'm not going to deny it, otherwise what business is it to anyone how I choose to live my life. I'm proud to be gay and if you can't handle it, well then that's just your problem! "Go on now go! Walk out the door, just turn around now 'cause you're not welcome anymore..."