"I'd rather face the possibility of rejection then spend another minute in the closet."

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    Feb 19, 2013 1:04 AM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/annika-penelope/10-things-i-wish-id-known-when-i-started-my-transition_b_2698504.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

    Whether gay, bi, or trans-wannabe, this quote is the ultimate dealbreaker for continuing to live a lie. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 19, 2013 4:51 AM GMT
    The fact that I was out before I was 10 in the Aussie bush in the 1960s. Means I do not have one minute of shame to look back on, as my life has never been a lie. Yes this took the balls that many growen men do not have, or don't find them until they are middle aged, and have a trail of destruction behind theme ex wives and dysfunctional families, just for starters. I get to look back with pride, and no regrets; but then my sexuality has never defind me as a whole either. Albeit grown ups did not see it that way when I was a wee child standing my ground, no matter how much they abused and even torched me, just to make me back down, and I never did. Then to see grown men not have the balls to do what a kid in the 1960s out in the Aussie bush had, is pitiful. But then thats what also gave one the balls to stand by the gay community during our darkest years in recent time, the Gay Plague Era, when so many ran and hid. Its what gave one the balls to live out in the real world as a homo, in a long term homosexual relationship, and not some inner city gay ghetto.

    It's why I have the soul of a lion.icon_cool.gif, and have been able to endure the liberal bullies here at RJ for many years.
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    Feb 19, 2013 5:00 AM GMT
    Coming out was the single hardest thing I ever did, but man after I did I never realized how hard I worked to keep my secret a secret. The time, energy, and effort to hide who you truly are just wasn't worth it any more and gotta say I am much more me the I have ever been before because I did. You don't know who you truly are till you are completely honest with yourself and those around ya.
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    Feb 19, 2013 8:02 AM GMT
    Rejection can hurt more than a physical injury: some scientific study in which they mapped the areas of the brain involvd to find out...
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    Feb 19, 2013 10:08 AM GMT
    Its a thing of life & death for me

    or else i would be killed & behead by islam as per sharia law of islam

    but i am proud of myself just cant express it as my family would be killed too for producing an evil


    gays live in grave danger
    in middle-east

    but from within i do as much as i can to help the gays here

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    Feb 19, 2013 11:13 AM GMT
    Zeriel saidIts a thing of life & death for me

    or else i would be killed & behead by islam as per sharia law of islam

    but i am proud of myself just cant express it as my family would be killed too for producing an evil


    gays live in grave danger
    in middle-east

    but from within i do as much as i can to help the gays here



    I can understand why guys such as yourself in countries like yours and, Russia, Pakistan and so forth do not come out. But for us guys in countries like Australia, America and the UK, NZ there really is no excuse. let me tell you coming out in the 1960s in the Aussie bush could of ended in death; but still I stood my ground, I'm proud I had the balls as a wee child that many men struggle to find, even in today's day and age; it's a long way from the 1950s and 60s, and I also helped that change come about in my country too.