You know I liked what all of you have said. I appreciated what LukeHorace shared about the difficulty of understanding our own sexuality and the importance of finding your own way in your life AND the gay community we find ourselves relying on for friendship. I appreciated what Gary said as well how the fight for gay acceptance is difficult and filtered by soccial stigma and sexual abuse experiences. I also had a very difficult journey to accept and become happy with my orientation as my family and social circle did not accept me at all. I knew that I was gay at 8 years old, but dealing with societal pressures and my family got me in a loveless marriage to an innocent woman, I came out when I was 25. Now that I am 44 and married to a wonderful supportive man, I look back and almost forget the crippling pain of wishing to be in a relationship, I now have the relationship and the work that we "get" to participate in it.
I just was glad to hear and see other people defend the gay point of view and be supportive.