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#465168 - 05/10/14 12:56 AM Gratitude and GLBT sexuality
kcinohio Offline

Registered: 06/06/12
Posts: 311
Loc: Ohio
Though it isn't always easy to get to, especially when in the midst of abuse recovery work and aftereffects, reminding myself today to be grateful for my sexuality.

Otherwise, I can get too caught up in the problems.

So, need to affirm my sexuality, even if quietly doing so. Think this is particularly a challenge within the GLBT community since there are so many messages out there still questioning its validity with regard to relationships. That's not to say others don't struggle with gratitude about their non-GLBT sexuality as well.

Simply want to affirm the gift of my sexuality. Neither abusers, nor social discrimination of gay sexuality (thankfully this has lessened in recent years) has squelched this energy from my life. I am grateful for it.

#465200 - 05/10/14 11:13 PM Re: Gratitude and GLBT sexuality [Re: kcinohio]
WM Offline

Registered: 03/08/14
Posts: 2
Loc: East Coast
Well stated.

#465201 - 05/10/14 11:15 PM Re: Gratitude and GLBT sexuality [Re: kcinohio]
JayBro Offline

Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 246
Loc: Germany
As a fellow gay male survivor, I applaud you on this sense of gratitude for your sexuality and indeed for your resilience despite that which seeks to harm, erase, or rob you of your sexuality. This is fantastic and I am so happy you shared it with us.
,,Nun ging es immerzu, weit, weit bis an der Welt Ende."

#465203 - 05/10/14 11:41 PM Re: Gratitude and GLBT sexuality [Re: JayBro]
petercorbett Offline

Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2434
My fraternal brothers,

As a recent out of the closet senior citizen & military retiree.

I salute my gay fraternal gay brothers here in being proud of who & what we are & always was.

Wishing you all well on our journey in healing.

"I will take that lost boys hand, and I will lead him from the depths of darkness, into the sunshine, forever into eternity." As he is me.
Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.


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