Howd’ya do?

This is a blog and life and love and everything between! I don’t want it to be all about me, however, I am going to begin by mentioning the fact that I am now 28 years old, engaged and very happy and settled in my little gay Brighton life but this isn’t a self – indulgent space for me to brag about it, k?

We all know that life can throw it’s bloomin great challenges at us and this is particularly true for the LGBT community. Whether you are coming to terms with your sexuality, unsure of it, scared of it, loving it, tolerating it… the list goes on. Times can be hard, man! I’ve been there. It took me six, yes SIX years to finally admit to myself that I am gay, let alone anybody else in my life. I gave myself any excuse I could think of. For example, “I don’t want to be alone with that boy because I’m shy!” or “I am fascinated by that girl because she is cool and I want to be just like her”. One of my most vivid memories is lying in bed one night and promising myself that if I really am gay, I will never tell a soul and I will force myself to be with a man forever more. Ha!

What was I thinking?! Being gay is brilliant and more so, being who you really are is essential! It’s taken me some time to come to terms with all that. I’ve had multiple relationships, therapies and long long looong conversations with friends but it’s true.

So I’m here to discuss the wonderful things about queer life. This doesn’t mean ignoring the bad but it means supporting those who are struggling by bringing out the humour and positivity in it all. It’s never as bad as it seems and all will be OK.

Come back soon for more on my past, present and future observations and for some sarcastic commentary on life events. They say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit – so why is it the funniest?

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