I am feeling sleepy.
But, the sun is out and I have to go do some work. Really need to sleep. [Don’t dare ask what I was doing last night. Will be rude to you.]
This morning, I looked at a brother of mine and took the plunge. Went to him, opened with the famous line-
‘You do know that I am gay?’
Great hitting the nail on the head.
He looked away, didn’t know what to say, prevaricated. I found I was getting too nervous, so I explained. He has seen me living at my place with my man all these years. He must have suspected. And, I was just confirming it.
He was still not very communicative. Maybe he was speechless. I was forced to continue.
There was this bill in the Parliament. It aimed to imprison, kill us. I am fighting the bill, and soon rather than later, I am going to be comprehensively outed. There was lots of misinformation, that we were rapists, evil, etc. But, that wasn’t true.
At last he spoke.
No. It was no big deal with him. Of course he suspected, but, that is life. And, he tells me, that is none of his business. That is a personal thing. And it is no problem.
He was looking at me. He meant it. I felt like hugging him, tight. We are not that close, but he had come out on my side. Solidly.
Then, as I went back to my place, he follows me.
What if someone asks?
I looked at him, and said, it is no big deal. I am out. He can tell them yes I am gay, and, any further questions, why, they can ask me.
That was a great morning surprise. A good one.
Reaction of my lover, ‘Uh, you are gay, and for me, I am not.’
I laughed. Told him he should get those t-shirts which say ‘I am NOT gay, but my boyfriend is’
Hey, this doc thinks a lot of himself. Truly, truly, truly! See the article he has had published. Oh, I know the reaction. He must be gay. A real live gay Ugandan!
I have work to do, so am going to do it, and make sure I sleep… otherwise a great day is going to be dull with sleep.