The Day I Held My Boyfriend's Hand #HumansofHomophobia

  • metta

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    Dec 06, 2014 5:06 PM GMT
    The Day I Held My Boyfriend's Hand

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/olan-harrington/the-day-i-held-my-boyfriends-hand_b_6271910.html
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    Dec 08, 2014 3:07 PM GMT
    Since coming out I've never been afraid to show in public the affection I feel for my BF.

    I guess because it took me so long to come out I just don't give a fuck anymore. No one is going to tell me how to live my life anymore.
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    Dec 08, 2014 3:32 PM GMT
    My earliest BFs and dates wouldn't publicly hold hands. It was the 1990s.

    But my late partner would hold hands with me, 13 years ago. And I rejoiced in every moment of it. Beaming inside, and I suppose outside as well, like a sappy kid on his first date.

    Today after 7 years together my husband & I don't hold hands too much, it's like we don't have to. But maybe that's something we should start doing again.
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    Dec 08, 2014 5:12 PM GMT
    i was in a straight marriage many years. I see no reason to treat my gay partner any different, we hold hands.

    when we first met, 6 years ago, i was so ashamed to not acknowledge him in public one time. That was one of the factors we broke up for a time on.

    A gay relationship is no less important than the union your parents had or have.
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    Dec 08, 2014 6:10 PM GMT
    I miss holding hands with my ex.
    I got a lot of flack for it too.

    People would stare and to be honest I was not comfortable with it at first. But I also realized later on in life I never had that nurturing everyone gets in life growing up. An abusive father and a brother that was distant I never understood the concept of a male showing any sign of an affection to another male.

    I look back and that was the only time I ever felt loved.
    So all for holding hands.