TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52 Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2085 times:
I'm out to anyone who wants to know (and always have been)..i.e., I would never lie about my sexual orientation if asked because there's absolutely no reason to... but I also don't introduce myself as "TWFirst, gay person" because there's also absolutely no reason to. However, if during casual conversation with coworkers or strangers, and the context of the conversation is such that mentioning a significant other is warranted, then I will say "my partner and I" or whatever, and assume they'll assume I'm referring to a male partner.
AA623BDLSJU From Puerto Rico, joined Aug 2003, 354 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1860 times:
I am, but not all knows...it's something I tend to keep under wraps, because I believe that is a part of my life that belongs to me and to whomever I share it with...but you will always see me talking about sex (gay, bi or straight) with friends...
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52 Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1810 times:
Thank you Fun Flyer. We'll make sure all your friends and the 13-15 year old female crowd knows how straight you are. It's a good thing you posted, because otherwise, people might not have known, and that would definitely be a horrible thing if somebody thought you were gay. I'm sure the reason you clicked on this thread was just to make absolutely sure you were not mistaken for a gay a.net member. Good job.
FSPilot747: Gee, that was just so original and hilarious. Great contribution.
CPDC10-30: I'm still hitched too, but that doesn't mean we can't get to know each other better...
Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1620 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1774 times:
I'm out to SOME people...I guess my friends and such.. not really anyone at work and nobody in my family. I think some people know at work cause one night I was out and about in West Hollywood and someone who used to work where I worked saw me out. I was polite and went up and chatted w/ her. She's like, "This is my first time in a gay bar...kinda wierd" I was a little offended because this one bar is someone pretentous and everyone there was talking, not like making out. And then she's like, "you come here often?" I said, "yes" and then the next week at work I had 2 of the girls she used to be friends w/ come up to me and ask, "so what did you do this past weekend, w here did you go.." when they never asked before...
Anyway, I've noticed you get more respect when people find out casually than when you walk around telling everyone. And for me, I'm always amused at the surprise factor when someone does find out...
AirScotia From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 26 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1762 times:
After many years of being uptight and, to be honest, scared, of my sexuality, I'm out to the vast majority of my family and my colleagues. I've come to the conclusion now that it's better to be truthful wherever possible and I take the view, like TWFirst, that if anyone asks me if I'm gay or about my partner I will always give them an honest answer.
I must credit my other half with this shift in attitude, without her I would never have had the courage to do this and I certainly wouldn't be where I am today.
I've been amazed since I joined A.net at the number of openly gay people posting here, and judging by some of the less helpful replies to this thread we may have a few in denial as well...
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1739 times:
I'm gay with 9V-SVA.
I'm meeting him up and we're going on a sleeper train service to bumville.
This would be good, and deserving of a KO, IF Suckapre_Air did not cry damn near everytime someone uses his name in a similiar manner. Because of that, his outstanding crackback against me loses all merit. Now if say AA61hvy posted it, then I'd be out cold on the canvas. GOOD NIGHT NOW.