But the cure for most obstacles is, Be decisive.
As I said, men value their independence in a weird way, above practically everything.
My father, who was from a wealthy family and highly educated, a lawyer, Yale and Columbia, walked out with the benefit of a healthy push from my mother, a seventh grade graduate, who took a typing course and got a secretarial job as fast as she could.
Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.
Men are actually the weaker sex.
Coming out to gays is a way of affirming sanity and self-worth.
Finally, fighting for gay rights, speaking out in various places and making friends, men and women, was great.
No man wants to feel that he's there because of his woman's biological clock or because he's filling a job opening for husband or significant other.
We're all here at the same time and we should celebrate that.
Many people secretly think that gays are a lot happier than they are, and want to punish them.
We have many cases of men committing suicide rather than face their own individuality. I know of no case of a woman who committed suicide because she was gay.
I try not to deal with people's hostility, though I must if they have something I need from them, as the professors did at Columbia or my landlord did.
People have known of Shakespeare's homosexuality down through the ages.
Interestingly, the best way to promote intimacy is to demand it.
What worse illness can there be than acute conventionality. You should pray every night that you don't wake up with it.
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