As I went from teenager to adult, from student to white collar worker, I began to actively compartmentalize the gay man within. I walled off a corner of myself that was gay and it became my own private landscape. I would be attracted to a man on the street but it never took physical form. The attraction was walled off in my mind and emotions. While I went on to get married, have a child, and continued to experience professional growth and some success, I was on constant guard. Was the gay showing?
I don’t think gay resorts are what they once were, including Rehoboth. Rehoboth Beach is lovely. The downtown is filled with thousands of families on a summer day. The gay section of the beach is gay, but other then a lot of built (and not so built) guys in smaller bathing suits, there is not much difference. It is all very tame. Continue reading