You might think that the gay community has become inert to the hatred, the rejection, the sheer aversion that they face in daily life, and see this as ‘normal’. It’s a difficult challenge that is a daily struggle and results in problems from personality disorders to suicides. (Isnt it lovely therefore to be in places like Israel, Scandinavia, Netherlands or thailand where gays have been integrated so well into the social fabric?)
This results in extra ordinary and peculiar phenomenon where you are both thick-skinned as well as overly sensitive. So while you can live through the day with the avoidance of interactions, verbal abuse but it’s the un-said and the inexplicit that hits you where it hurts most. (or maybe I am being plain over-sensitive!!?) And after all these years, the feelings returned.