Anthony – I don’t get it.
I have a valid and authentic experience. I am not in denial, I am at peace with who I am and with my maker.
From my ‘perspective’ it is you who is taking offence to everything I say, and calling me an attacker of the gay community. I’m not stupid nor blind. I know there is plenty of promiscurity in the hetro world.
But have you driven down the most notoriously gay district in Sydney, known also for its fabulous shopping and cafes? There is a tool shed on just about every block!!! Umm I’ve shopped in Melbourne in Chapel st – one of the greatest shopping and cafe district – and it isn’t until you turn into commercial road – the notoriously gay area of south melbourne, that you come across ‘Beat Books’ etc…
I don’t understand why you are shooting down everything I say.
I choose not to go to those places, and i am stating my reasoning, and I’m entitiled to. What you do is your business and no one is judging you for it. I have a problem with the scene, and I have no way condemned the souls that choose what they choose. You have miss read.
This is the end of my discussion, I am sick of being labled as a gay hater, when I am very happily gay myself.
I’m sorry that there seems to be so much misunderstanding here.
My experience is different to yours, and I can’t say that my time in the scene added anything to my life; infact it took away – if anything. I am here reflecting on that nearly 6 years after. I lost a lot of dignity and self respect. Things I have gained back again. This is MY experience.
Hey little brother… its okay. We all understand your perspective and so does Anthony… I think and I believe from what I am reading is that we all reach at different levels and to have a dislike or repluse to something of the past indicates vexing issues. A Doctor when faced with an infection on his patient has to look at a series of options… if the treatment does not arrest the situation then the Dr looks at other options that may include operation to try and get the infection out… or agravate the infection so it comes out.
8) I believe Anthony is best equipped and as much as we personally don’t like the intrusion or stepping on our toes like some medicine can taste revolting – its actually get us to face the situation. It’s not an attack on you although you may truly feel that way. We all in our lives and bad situation have come through so many things and when we see our friend are struggling… we tend to try and help them move forward but they get angry with us. I think there is a place to challenge and there is a place where we put soothing balms on your wounds. I hope mine is a soothing balm after a confrontation with Anthony. You need both – an aggravator to help you move on and a person to apply soothing balms to refresh and relax you.
I actually admire your courage and willingness to share what you are thinking and its a clear indication of where you are in life. And that you are assertive in saying what you think may be the problem. From experience, the hurt we all carry inside of us tends to colour our own perspective of what other people write or say… and we feel we are being attacked because the statements or response is not agreeing with us or fitting into our frame of mind and when that happens, our body senses rejection. It really doesn’t matter what you think or what Anthony says because ultimately all of us here love you for who you are and we understand where you are coming from and that will never change our way of accepting and loving you.
I rather have someone apposing my thinking or what I say… that’s Sandy’s job giggles 😆 than to go my merry way… Anthony has confronted me on some occasion and I didn’t like it but hey, I actually learnt something about myself and was able to fix it not to his liking or satisfaction but to align myself how God would like me to be. Anthony is like my conscience and I need that in life to make sure I am connected with God.
hugs to you little brother.