For Pride month, we asked some of our members if they would like to tell their story and why they are proud. If you would like to contribute, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s another story for you but first, grab yourself a cuppa!
From Ennis to New York To London Pride 2021
By Bernárd Lynch
After over forty years of activism in the LGBTQI+ community I look back and see that as a gay man the trouble with a secret life is that it is very frequently a secret from the person who lives it and not at all a secret for the people he encounters. He encounters because he must encounter the people who see his secrecy before anything else. They drag his secrets out of him with often dire consequences. The aim of the dreamer, after all, is to go on dreaming and not to be molested by the world. But the aims of life are antithetical to those of the dreamer, and the teeth of the world are sharp.
At school in Ennis C.B.S. the boy I was best pals with I fell in love with. He may have loved me as his pal, but I was in love with him. And although I didn’t know it at the time, I felt it with every bone in the soul of my body. This was the prevenient and perineal truth of my tortured adolescence.Continue reading “Bernárd’s Story: From Ennis to New York To London Pride 2021”