mynyun saidMy gaydar can pick up on the lesbians but not the gay guys. I'm not open in the Navy. Besides I just went to Guam and had some rednecks to deal with that weren't very open minded. They couldn't understand why I collected comic books so I'm sure they wouldn't understand that I love sucking dick.
Dude, I live in southern Louisiana right now. talk about closed-minded rednecks.
Let's see...a few other things about being gay in the military:
I work with a bunch of fighter pilots who still have this "macho" attitude about banging girls and drinkin beers. turns out one of the guy's kids apparently is gay. that made me chuckle.
not everyone is super cool about it. one of my troops that just came here is hardcore republican. I haven't openly told him about me, but if he ever asks...lol.
I don't really know what else to say other than I'm just being myself (FINALLY). when it was over with, I didn't have some massive coming out party, I didn't upload a video on youtube. I didn't put pictures of shirtless men all over my office. I just kept doing the job that I'm supposed to be doing. Once I moved to my current assignment, and I inprocessed, everyone always asks the standard questions, "do you have any family? are you married?" and i was just honest and said I had a partner. and it was a dude.
I even brought my boyfriend to our work Christmas party back in December and introduced him to the boss and everyone. I could tell the boss was a little uncomfortable, but you know what ? for once I wasn't. (and shit even the boss's wife likes my bf lol).
It isn't all about coming out in the military...it's about being yourself....and when people see that you're just being who you are, they tend to have more respect for you.