SolidRanger saidJust curious what your guys' answers are to these questions
When did you first know you were gay?
Was it difficult accepting it?
If you're out of the closest, how did it go and how do people treat you now?
Are you happy?
Wow.. what a loaded series of questions..
Now that I think back I remember having a crush on a guy around age 8. At the time I didn't know it was a crush, it was more that I looked up to him and wanted to be just like him. However, I wouldn't call that the moment I first knew I was gay.
When I was about 12 I had a little run in with a gay child molester. Don't misinterpret this. I in no way, shape, or form enjoyed any part of the incident but afterwards there was a sick feeling deep inside me knowing I had something in common with him.
After the incident I hated gay people and what was worse I knew my parents did also. Naturally I was in deep denial but still on some level knew. Every time I thought I was "slipping" in that direction I would, uh never mind. Lets just say that I was in deep depression for many years. It took me a very long time to realize that just because I was gay didn't mean I was going to turn into a sick pervert that prey's on children.
I came out in my freshman year of college and surprisingly enough had zero bad reactions. All of my friends and siblings were shocked to say the least but extremely supportive. My parents still don't know, but in time I will tell them. I still to this day have never been treated differently because of my sexuality and yes, I am very happy.
I can't believe I wrote all that. Probably regret it later.