1Styler saidWell I thin the reason that the younger generation is more accepting of the homosexuality is because kids are nieve, and do not see the consequences and risks in general that come along with that life style. Sex is not something that kids ponder or think about liek we adults do. Children will show acceptance towards their uncles and and aunts not because of their sexual preference I think you will always be an uncle regarless of what you prefer. Children don't analyse the way adult too. So I think that the younger generation see you as a person rather then being gay. I think that accepting you as a gay uncle can be mistaken for simply accepting you and loving you for being their uncle rather then being gay. It is a question in the back of everyones mind whether it is right, normal, or whatever the case may be and that is why it is hard for people to come out when they discover their preference or thier sexual desire for the same sex.
There are consequences and risks in any life, no matter what the style.
Yes, they do see me as an uncle, a person but they like me because of everything I am, the whole picture, which includes being gay.
Which is the way I see and like myself.
Of course they know what sex is, and what gay sex is, but respectfully so, it is not a topic of discussion. Why would I want to discuss the nuts and bolts of sex with them....?
Yes, its hard for some guys to come out...guess it depends on a lot of things. Yes, years ago I did have questions about if it was right, wrong or whatever.....that's a normal feeling. But I don't have the same questions anymore.
It's an individual process that most gay men handle very well, after some initial difficulty....and the unique circumstances of being gay will always present challenges throughout a man's life.
All I know is that it took a lot of work, introspection and learning to get where I am today. Some gay guys may think that simply marching in a parade is enough to be proud, but my experiences have been that a number of gay guys, despite being out, loud and proud, still have deep seated issues and outdated assumptions buried deep within their brains that impact their happiness in life.
But then again, everyone has unique challenges in life.