What a story, Victoria.
It’s so authentic and so heartbreaking at the the same time. You tell it so well.
I’ve known gay men like you describe. I’m so sorry for your loss.
I wish you all the best.
And may I make a request?
Please, write this story up in more detail and post it as an independent piece on Medium.
It’s an important piece of gay history, and it deserves to be memorialized and preserved.
Actually, and I’m probably overstepping my bounds here, but I think this kind of story would work beautifully in Darren Stehle’s publication,
Th-Ink Queerly is for queer thinkers who want to break out of the status quo that fucks with who they are! Being out…
I hope you’ll consider it.
All my best,