Being Gay in a Straight World Essay

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When I say the word gay what comes to mind? If you were born in the 50’s you would most likely think I meant being in a good mood or having a great day. If you were born in the 60’s you would think I was talking about homosexuals. Now here we are in 2012 and it’s hard to know anymore what people mean when they say the word gay. Teens use it to describe something they don’t like, an idea or an act. Just so we are clear this report is about gay men and women “Homosexuals”. The purpose of this report is to enlighten people including myself, about homosexuality. To be sure this report is accurate I used one gay man, one gay woman and a transsexual to get answers to some of the questions I had about homosexuality. The results were somewhat shocking. My first participant for this project is a gay man named Robert. Robert is 38 years old and has a full time job and raises an adopted child all alone. When I met Robert he seem to be a very down to earth kind of guy. He was soft spoken and polite. He is about 5’10 165lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes. I sat down with Robert to ask him five questions. I think he was more excited than I was to get started. The first question I asked Robert was when did you know that you had feelings for the same sex? Robert took a second and told me, “I think I was about 12 or 13 when I noticed I was having feelings for another male. The odd thing was that I didn’t feel confused about it at all. It was quit comfortable.” Robert said, “I was going through puberty the same way every other boy was I just knew I didn’t have feelings for the girls like I did males.” The next question I asked Robert was who did you tell about your feelings of homosexuality first? Robert kind of sank a little in his seat and said, “Oh boy, I had a feeling you were going to ask that.” Robert said, “I told my best friend about my feelings when I was 19. My best

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