Becoming One

Coming Out At Work

Today I am an out and proud gay man. I am out in every facet of my life. But this has not always been the case. I began dating a woman in 1990, who I fell in love with, and we married two years later. We have a 19 year old son together. While I had know about my attraction to men since I was fourteen, and told my wife when we first started dating, I only began to come out fully about five years ago, and subsequently moved out of my marriage almost three years ago.

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Now That I’m Dancing Who Cares If I Ever Stop!*

Yesterday I walked in Washington, D.C. with a man that I am getting close to.  We had gone to a museum and then lunch.  As we walked down 17th Street in what is a heavily gay area of D.C., I put my arm through his for what was probably only a few steps.  I was very conscious that we were in what I thought of as a safe part of town for gay men, and loved the intimacy of being able to walk in this way.  It was a freedom and public display of affection that was intimate and pleasurable.

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