[blindlgbtpride] Geno in Portland, ME.
linda.gwizdak at cox.net
Sat Nov 12 12:36:37 EST 2011
Geno, I am about to be 61 in a month!
You are right things were very different when we were growing up than it is
for the young LGBT folks who always knew the openess on such matters in the
'90s. However, these folks may not always have an open lifed if they grew
up in a conservative area to right wing parents! I have a couple of young
Trans friends who had this experience. At least they have the Internet that
we didn't have.
I'm glad you were able to rise above the crap and live a good life, Geno.
WE are survivors!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Geno Stone" <geno.stone1 at gmail.com>
To: "'Blind LGBT Pride discussion list'" <blindlgbtpride at acb.org>
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 10:58 AM
Subject: Re: [blindlgbtpride] Geno in Portland, ME.
> Along with others that have noted.
> I don't know the average age of the group here, but, I am 64 years of age
> In my time growing up is way different from those of the 80's and
> of the 90's. Things were not so open and in the city that I started out in
> Malone, NY, gay was pretty much in the closet and as not open for all to
> as today. Of course my age of 6 did not know till later.. The move to the
> Bovina Center, NY, Catskill Mountains, Which one member on here, George
> would know, for sure was not open at all to Gay or Lesbian. Today there is
> strong Gay population in Bovina Center. How times change.
> I was sighted in my youth and did not go blind till around the age of
> for 1/2 months and then with RP, tunnel vision... Where 94 I went totally
> blind.. First Cane and then switching over to using Fidelco Guide dogs-3
> now my forth is a English Lab from Freedom.
> My note here it was the times. It was a Step-Father really not the
> nationality he was but the bringing up. It is something that is long
> me and in its proper place. Not to be a hunting factor anymore. It was a
> choice I made at the time, she/X-wife, knew me being of the other gender
> was sure could cure me, all to do with the time then.
> I rest assure that I'm in a very happy place and have been for quite some
> time now with being Gay/Homosexual and my brothers and sisters are fine
> and including my son's.
> One of the things I've found out as a blind person If I can really truly
> love myself, all other things will fall into place. Yes, the higher power
> a part of it, yet I have a complete life and those that I have for
> close friends and family is all really good.
> As for the straight thing I said about the Gay or lesbian or the
> heterosexual Males, it was in pun of all sides. As, my friends know I am
> surely not always a political correct person. Instead calling things as I
> see them. I love my blindness and being gay!!
> So it is all good on this end.
> Geno with a hug
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