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This article was previously published in the second issue of The ‘OUT’port , St. John’s first LGBT magazine.
We get it: you’re loud, you’re proud, you’re political. And that’s wonderful; it is uplifting to see someone confident enough to declare themselves as queer in a world that is still fifty years backwards. But not everyone is at the same comfort level as you a lot of gay men are discrete, are still living inside the closet, and, with the state of global homophobia, it’s not as if we can blame them.
In my many years of dating, I’ve had the tendency to attract a certain type of person, the young man at the verge of coming out. As such, I’ve had quite some experience with how to deal with them. Here are some tips: