Are you glad your a gay man.

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    Aug 26, 2013 6:24 PM GMT
    I am asked by many straight friends what its like being gay and if I wish I were were hetro.
    Fact is I love being a gay man, I love men, their bodies, hair, smell, companionship etc, etc.. and there is nothing hotter than two men in love making mad passionate love to one another.
    I am proud I was born gay, and I love my life as a gay man I live with no regrets ever, and actually feel straight men are really missing out on something amazing, not the other way around..
    We truly are the lucky ones in my book.
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    Aug 26, 2013 6:31 PM GMT
    Yes, I'm glad to be gay. Being gay it was much easier to get out of the career, house, wife, kids rat-race.
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    Aug 26, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
    I used to hate it. Went from being closeted and sort of ashamed at 17 to now out and proud at 19. I think it's more fun than being straight, and it feels good to be different. It's also fun changing people's view of gay people just by being myself and talking to people about what it's actually like (i.e. not being a walking stereotype).
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    Aug 26, 2013 6:38 PM GMT
    I'm very glad about it, because I think a bond between two men is beautiful and I feel very good about being able to feel that way about men.
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    Aug 26, 2013 6:42 PM GMT
    Not proud, but definitely happy...enjoying with what I am instead of contemplating on what I'm not(which if I did, takes me nowhere)

    and to those who are not happy with being gay, my message to you is...find a way to enjoy...if you put little effort, it's not that difficult. All you need to do is accept, move forward, focus on your actions with good intentions and thoughts, ignore what the outside world says about you.
    All the happiness comes to you uninvited. ;)
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    I wouldnt say i am over the moon about it or that i hate myself either. straight men dnt go around saying im glad to be straight, why should i? I am what i am, im not glad or apologatic about it. being gay makes me feel like myself not different, just me.
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    RacerX saidI am asked by many straight friends what its like being gay and if I wish I were were hetro.
    Fact is I love being a gay man, I love men, their bodies, hair, smell, companionship etc, etc.. and there is nothing hotter than the chemistry between to men making mad passionate love together.
    I am proud I was born gay, and I love my life as a gay man I live with no regrets ever.


    Being that I lived closeted in the straight world for the majority of my life, I can honestly say I am much happier as an openly gay man. I'm more free and happier. I pity straight men.
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    I am glad my a gay man.
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:16 PM GMT
    Very grateful! Wouldn't have any other way!
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:16 PM GMT
    very
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:23 PM GMT
    very as well
  • mizu5

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    Aug 26, 2013 9:24 PM GMT
    I used to be.
  • GYoungGuy

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    Aug 26, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    For sure I'm a proud gay. Not going to tell someone till they see me in pictures with my guy =)
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    Yes...otherwise I'd probably be married to some broke fat chick in a small town and work on a farm for a living.
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    Yep!
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:28 PM GMT
    I think most people would change their answers to ''yes'' when they find the one person that'll love them... I think I may already have found a person that I know I'll love and I can say to this point that I'm glad I'm gay because this person makes me so happy. So there you go.
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:33 PM GMT
    Harry's spot on - again.

    I am very happy. And the love I share with another man is a massive part of that.
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:36 PM GMT
    Being gay is the greatest gift and happiness in my life. Every morning when I wake up next to my husband I'm reminded how lucky I am.

    I tried to live straight, and was never very happy. Our greatest happiness comes from living who we are. Whether straight or gay, we're most happy being who we really were meant to be.

    Now I live gay. Now I'm in my proper place. I couldn't be happier. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:38 PM GMT
    Damn right I am!

    For all the reasons listed and then some. icon_wink.gif
  • Montague

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    Aug 26, 2013 9:47 PM GMT
    it could be better
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:58 PM GMT
    What I can I say? First of all, its difficult being Gay because of my country and environment. I like being Gay because as someone noted, its a unique feeling/orientation to have. Out of so many people, its almost like I am blessed with it. I don't know anyone who's Gay around me, well, none brave to be out it seems.

    At the same time I am scared being Gay because of certain reasons:

    - I can't express my homosexuality in my environment.
    - 30 and being single is not nice, trust me, its not.
    - I can't share in the same feelings as heterosexual people, because the majority just do not condone it.
    - Again, its a world of loneliness it seems and remain pretty much a significant part of being 'blessed' with this orientation gift.

    At times though there is this bit of thrill and excitement that comes with being Gay. To know that you share this unique feeling with other men from so many walks of life, it kinda puts things into perspective.

    I think it also makes me more humble, appreciative, forgiving, not quick to judge others.

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    Aug 26, 2013 9:58 PM GMT
    Proud is not the word I would use. I'm proud of the choices I've made, my accomplishments and other things. Being gay is not a choice I would've made for myself for mathematical reasons (there aren't many gay men to choose from versus straight women). But I am in a good place now where I can say that "I'm O.K. with being gay." I'm sure there's a bumper sticker that says that somewhere lol.
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 26, 2013 10:06 PM GMT
    No.

    I can`t be proud of the accident of my birth, like also being red haired and freckled! It simply is a fact of my existence, nothing more. To be proud of something I had no control over seems nonsensical to me.

    But neither will I be ashamed of it.

    As a teenager I had a few years of hating myself for being attracted to other boys and men, and desperately wanted to change to being straight. But those days are gone forever. I think it was more about accepting myself fully than developing a sense of pride in my sexuality.

    I was once proud of my coming out rather late in life(thirty seven), but even that has faded as it became routine for me. Now I`d say I`m much happier being open about my sexuality than closeted, but not proud of it, either.
  • Limoncello

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    Aug 26, 2013 10:32 PM GMT
    I am SO glad I am gay, for me the gay life is funnier and more interesting.

    I owe my most wonderful memories to my dates (and well, you know, I am gay icon_biggrin.gif). Walking on the roofs in Paris, lunching at the Parliament, riding a private vaporetto in Venice or sleeping in an art squat, I would not have been lucky to do that if I were straight.

    What I like the most is that being gay allows me to get connected with people from diverse backgrounds, whether they are a mechanics apprentice, a chef, a soldier, a senator or a designer and I really enjoy that diversity.

    For me the gay life is full of unexpected encounters and nice suprises, whereas my straight friends seem to remain locked into their own milieu (oh, dating yet another guy/girl from our college, really?).

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with the simple life in the suburbs with a 8-5 job, a wife and two kids, but this is not the lifestyle I am attracted to, and being gay makes it easier to build another kind of life.


    Also, gay dating apps are much more fun and efficient than straight ones icon_biggrin.gif , girls are so complicated !

    The bottom line is that I guess that it is easier to be glad to be gay in a large city in a developed country and upper-middle class settings than in rural Russia.
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    Aug 26, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
    To Myol and Lincsbear: One of the definitions of PROUD given in the online Merriam-Webster (www.m-w.com) is "having proper self-respect."

    In that respect, I am PROUD to be gay.