When I got in to work today, on the news, they were doing a story about Gay married couples who are having a hard time getting accepted by society. My 70-something year old co-worker started saying “I hate Gay people, they should all burn in hell, right?” and I didn’t say anything. He was shocked and said “I thought you were a man who knew what’s right from wrong but you got nothing to say?” I was about to go and full out defend gay people but in doing so I would have to admit I am partly gay, being a bisexual man myself but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I’m constantly struggling with my gay side which is why from all the people I know, about 8 people know about my sexuality. Out of those 8 people, 2 are my parents, and the rest are close friends. I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to be “proud”, it could be because of the older generation and their hate or the people in my life who would see me differently if they knew. All I could say was “Mr Bill, I was put on this Earth to live life to its fullest, not to judge the people who are already doing so. I cannot hate no one I don’t know, that would be ignorant of me. I see people who are happy with their partners, brave people who go out into the world knowing that they will be judged by heartless people, so, Mr Bill, what would I get out of hating gay people?” All he did was smile and said “Stop being so nice” and he left.