My best friend and I had a conversation the other day about some issues that continue to be brought up by certain members of my extended family and their hyperconcern about the fact that I am gay and yet, for example, I served as a pallbearer at a Catholic funeral for my aunt.
He said, “it’s okay to be gay and Catholic — what they get upset about is ‘practicing the act’.”
Okay, I get it. I’ll just tell them that “I am not a practicing homosexual.”
After more than 16 years with my one-and-only man, I don’t need to practice. [giggle]
Life is short: maintain your sense of humour, and if you are like me and don’t have one, surround yourself with those who do!