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This is an alias. I am gay. I've been on NS for years. Some of you know me. You may think it's cowardly to pick an alias as opposed to using my real name. I agree. But I have two reasons for doing this. First, I am an Orange Name (CLAIM!). Since they made me orange, it's made me realize what I say on NS represents me professionally and the companies I work with. I want the freedom to act without fear of hurting any of those people. Also, I can always make the decision to delete this account but I can't go back in the closet. Cowardly, but this is a first step.
I've recently come to the conclusion that homophobia and ignorance on NS are partially the result of me doing a really poor job of letting you know I exist. So I feel the need to change that, but this is actually the first time I've ever done anything to represent the gay community, so I have no idea what I am doing.
I really don't hate the people who say "Marriage is between a man and a woman" or "Queers are weird-ass motherfuckers that freak me out." I don't want them to feel bad about their opinions. I just want them to consider another perspective. Actually, I take responsibility. It's easy to say "Gays are freaks of nature and shouldn't get married," when you don't know any. I think I said the same thing when I had a girlfriend and was in denial of the obvious. It was getting know gays that changed my mind and allowed me to accept who I was. So that's all I am trying to do here, let members know I exist and answer some questions from my perspective. AskAGaySkier