I got what I really wanted in the form of Chas, a beautiful young journalist who phoned and asked to write about me for a Gay magazine called Attitude. I knew instantly that we’d spend the rest of our lives together. It felt so right and so perfect and I loved him with my whole heart. Somehow he loved me too, and I remember loving myself for the first time too.
Chas saw beyond my mask. Meeting him was the first time I felt truly seen. We loved each other immediately, moved in together within weeks and I gave up campaigning to make my life about learning to do for others what Chas had done for me. I studied psychology and began a new path, learning to see people as they truly are.
Fourteen years later, I don’t think I’m Gay any more; I just know I’m in love with a wonderful man. And that is why I support same-sex marriage, because love transcends everything and it doesn’t matter who you love as long as you love.
I want future generations to take it for granted that their love is as real and genuine as anyone else’s, whoever it is they love. Nobody should have to soul-search and wonder why their love is considered less worthwhile than other people’s. Nobody should question if loving someone makes them sick or evil. And nobody should be afraid to love, unable to even imagine themselves in love.Why I’m no longer gay but still want to marry a man, by Chris Morris
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