Gay Guy Rejects Homophobic Bullies’ Apologies; Being a Gay Arab Actor In Hollywood; Ryan Field Books

Gay Guy Rejects Homophobic Bullies’ Apologies

This is one of those Reddit things that talks about a gay guy who was bullied and tortured by homophobes all through high school, and then just recently 3 of the homophobes apologized to him for all the homophobic things they’d done. However, the gay guy who was bullied wants no part of their apologies OR them, and he told them to go f$%k off. 

“They ‘claim’ they’re no longer homophobic and they ‘claim’ to be incredibly sorry for the treatment they put me through,” the Redditor writes. “They ‘claim’ that they didn’t understand me or what I was going through, but now they do and they ‘claim’ that they were absolutely disgusted with how they treated me all those years.”

Let’s just look at this for a second. They took his youth and ruined it, they tried to crush his soul, they caused psychological damage that may never be resolved, I would imagine he’s dealing with some kind of PTSD, and now they want to be forgiven. All is well because they decided to say they were sorry, on their terms. Frankly, I don’t blame him for not accepting the apology. And forgiveness doesn’t always mean the same thing to everyone. I like Oprah’s definition…

Oprah says forgiveness means “giving up the hope that the past could be any different.” 

Here’s the link to more. I hope this guy just moves on with his life and forgets about them.

Being a Gay Arab Actor In Hollywood

Here’s a link to an interview with openly gay actor, Haaz Sleiman. I remember him from Nurse Jackie. He’s receiving an award in Fort Lauderdale at  some small film festival, but on a much grander scale he’s also gaining a lot of respect for what he’s already achieved in his life so far. It’s really a very good interview, with a slightly different POV. 

Growing up in Lebanon, I thought I was the only gay human. I didn’t know who to talk to. I have a loving family and Arabs are very family-oriented, but I couldn’t talk to anyone about it. I was bullied and I was very effeminate as a [preteen] and then I started to change. I had to “fix” it and stop being bullied.

 You can check this out, here. 

 The Straight Pride Parade: This is one night he’ll never forget! by [Field, Ryan ]
How to be a Good Gay Bottom

How to Be a Good Gay Bottom by [Field, Ryan]

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