My brother is my best friend. We are close in age; I’m twenty months older. Growing up together, there were times when we were asked if we were twins (particularly the time my dad bought us matching plaid jackets). I was always more of the boy in the family, so I wasn’t surprised when my brother told me he was gay. I was just worried about him as that was in the eighties when AIDS was just becoming known and gay people were being targeted. I also was afraid that he would have a more difficult life, not being status quo. But our family has never been status quo. We’ve gone through almost anything you can imagine!
Today my brother lives with his partner, Dave, who I also love, and he has been a very successful person in the world, traveling his journey. I am happy to have traveled part of his journey with him.
This is my brother’s story. He has given me permission to post this, and I am more than proud to. He was interviewed for an upcoming documentary on the experiences of people who “came out of the closet”.
Here is the interview: