I’m From Jacksonville, FL. I glowered at Bobby all through lunch. “Stop looking at me like that,” he said. So I looked at my harmless sandwich. “Are you going to be silent this whole time?” I took a big bite and said, through increasingly spirited chewing, “I’m not coming here with you anymore.” “You’re acting like a child,” said Bobby. “I’m acting like a child?” My half-chewed lunch peeked out at Bobby between every word. “I am not the one knowingly ordering food from an anti-gay company because I can’t control my appetite for chicken fried in peanut oil.”
I’m From West Palm Beach, FL. There is no wrong way for an individual to come out of the closet and it should be done on the individual’s own time.
An individual should not be outed or forced to come out; they will come out when they know the time is right. As most people know, I am an openly gay individual and am proud of who I am. I attended Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, VA, and was taught that homosexuality was basically wrong in many of my religion as well as sex-education classes. I was surely confused about who I was but knew in my heart that I was homosexual.
I’m From Stockton, CA. It was my junior year and the day before Halloween. I was at a friend’s party sitting on the couch. Next to me was this gorgeous guy with blond hair and blue eyes. His girlfriend was next to him. I had met the two that day. I sat there stiffly.
The girl finds out I’m gay from my friend and she starts staring at me and her boyfriend. Then she asks:
“Can you two kiss for me?”
I’m From Altadena, CA. My father and I were never really close. Everyone always saw us as the same: same looks, same height and same sense of humor. As my aunt put it, “it’s disgustingly sick” how similar we are; however my dad and I never saw it.
Growing up, my dad always tried to make me do things that he did and like things that he liked. I would always have a chocolate cake on my birthday even though I’d protest and hear my dad answer, “Son, I like chocolate cake.” I had to learn how to play the trumpet, had to play basketball in youth teams and through middle school. Eventually I just ended up going with it, I was his only son and started to believe in the importance of being like my father.
I’m From Brooklyn, NY – Video Story. Well my name is Bob Zuckerman and I’m from Brooklyn, New York. And I had the good fortune of running for City Council, for New York City Council this past year as an openly gay candidate.
I am in a very long-term relationship, of 12 years with my partner Grant, and he was very supportive. The reason, one of the reasons I think he was supportive, so supportive, was because he knew it was a dream of mine. And he wanted me to pursue my dream.
We met through a personal ad. Believe it or not, we met through a personal ad in the New York Press, which is kind of like a poor man’s Village Voice.