In some ways it doesn’t mean anything, you’re human but then on the other hand it's been foundational to my life. My whole relationship with my family, the crisis that I had, seeing so many of my friends die in the 80s. If I weren’t gay I wouldn’t have had those experiences.

There where many hardships involved with that, then there’s also fantastic things. To be young and gay is to be young and beautiful. It’s a passport into other worlds and other areas. I had the possibility of having a much more interesting life than I would have had I not been gay. I think for me it has been everything; it was something that radically altered my life.

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