‘It took me a long while to do this.’
‘I know, Ron.’
‘I have lived with fear, with guilt, with hatred towards myself and for all those who did not even try to understand me.’
‘How could they, Ron, when you didn’t understand yourself?’
‘That is true…’
‘It wasn’t easy, but you did it.’
‘I knew I had to. I wanted to.’
‘Yes, it was time.’
‘Yes, the time was right. My love was right. It killed me to tell and then leave my wife and children though…’
‘I know, but you were being unfair by lying to them too, weren’t you, Ron?’
‘Yes, I was. I realised that.’
‘I am free. I have told everyone the truth. I have come out of the closet. I love you, Dan.’
I saw this prompt as two men walking hand in hand. The feeling of familiarity and intimacy that this picture evokes brought forth this story.Don’t demean what you don’t understand. LGBT people are just as human as you and me are, respect their choices as you would want yours to be. Everyone deserves a right to be happy.
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