This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday!!
If you have ever read any of my posts then you are well aware that I am not afraid to discuss information about my recovery from alcoholism and addiction to cocaine. I am also not afraid to talk about information regarding my recent clinical diagnosis of bipolar depressive disorder. I am definitely not afraid to give information about my living with HIV/AIDS since January 1997. Finally I can not give you enough information about my being a very proud gay man who knew at the age of 6 that he was different.
I have been told my entire adult life, don’t give more information than you have too. Give just enough information to get you by. That information is nobody’s business why are you telling on yourself? If you share that information you are going to get your ass kicked because people hate fags and they definitely hate fags with HIV/AIDS. People really do not like individuals that are alcoholic or cocaine addicts because they will never trust you to do the right thing, do not share that information. Never share any of this information with your employer and especially never share the information with prospective employers.
This is what I say – SCREW THAT!!! I have to be honest and share that information and unfortunately there is information about me that stinks – I AM NOT NOR HAVE I EVER BEEN PERFECT!!!!! But guess what, that is information that I AM EXTREMELY PROUD OF!!!! Why because the only way to rid the world of ignorance and get them talking about gay men with HIV/AIDS, Alcoholism/Addiction/, mental diseases such as bipolar depression, and whatever else I have lived in my life is by getting people involved in the CONVERSATION OPENLY!!!!!!
So until next time, that’s “What’s Rattling My Cage!!”