I got expelled from Uni, because I would defend gay rights, yes you read right. Some students in the class took acceptation to this because of their religion. They tried to silence me, and that did not work. So the complaints rolled in, and I just would not back down.
Now I could of taken the easy way out, and said nothing, as I don't as a rule wear my sexuality on my sleeve. There were two dyke's in the class, and another young guy. Non of them come to bat for me, because they did not have the balls, and seen what was happening to me. Oh this was in the past 10 years. People would get upset I was talking about my sex life, and I never do that. I was talking about sexuality.
I also had my hours dropped. My man had just gone home to Russia, and I was devastated. I met a nice looking guy, and we become friends. He fell in love with me and this was the last thing I needed. He then started with the mental mind fucking shit, to manipulate me, to get his way. This was not working, so then He tried to force himself on me ever chance he got, and expose himself, did not work either. I was not looking for sex or another relationship, Shit the last thing I needed was a triangle.
I talked about this at work, and I got this women scream at me. stop talking about you sex life. I had never talked about my sex life. Some-one I loved had gone home to Russia, and I was being harassed, and sexually assaulted. Oh peter was 10 years my junior. Not long out and on the scene, and I was the first guy he meet he went gaga over, and all the other guys at the bar we drank at were going gaga over him. shit he was under 30 tall and dakd and very good looking. But I was not looking.
My hours were dropped from 40 a week to 3. To force me to go, leave. With money in the bank, this did not work. It went to Equal Opportunities, gees what a long process, and got my hours back,and a nice cheque too.
I have never been bashed or harassed outside of this. I am able to drink in bikyers bars, to redneck pubs, and not stand out, or be harassed.
It was only because I spoke out, trouble come my way. But I've become stronger for it.
In my 20's I used to walk around the City of Melbourne holding hands with one of my mates, and no-one ever said a thing, or gave us trouble, and we did do this to push the envelope. But no-one ever took the bait.
Being myself. My sexuality does not give me any grief in the str8 world.