I was recently walking alone along a busy road in one of our big cities when I heard a young woman say to her friend as I passed “He looks Gay!”
I could not be certain that the comments were in reference to me, but I was wearing a rather trendy jacket with the collar up across my face with a bit of scarf showing through and a gorgeous pair of woolly gloves so I decided I’d take the comments as my own!
What struck me about the comments were that they were absolutely true and yet I walk in this world most of the time hiding my truth. I feel invisible even to my family and friends but not to my wife because she knows my truth.
There was a time when I would have been absolutely crushed that messages about me that I wanted to suppress were somehow being picked up.
On this occasion I wanted to shout out – “yes I am Gay and thanks for noticing” – “thanks a lot love for noticing my truth!”
My next blog will be: German Market