I dislike labeling people, especially regarding their sexual orientation. I don’t introduce people by saying: “This is my gay friend, Jay,” the same way I don’t say: “This is my straight friend Mary,” or “This is my sex-toy-loving, single friend Anne.” I allow people to come to their own conclusions, unless someone expresses a romantic interest towards another of my friends and I have to tell them they are knocking on the wrong door, to save them from heartbreak. But for the purpose of this post, I will mention sexual orientation because the lessons I’m sharing here, I learned exclusively from my dear, gay friends.
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LESSONS MY GAY FRIENDS TAUGHT ME
In celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court’s tossing of the Defense of Marriage Act, better known as DOMA, and California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage, here are just some of the “love lessons” I’ve learned from my gay friends:
- In relationships, we choose our battles. We will not find the “perfect” person and there will be things we choose to tolerate from our partner because he, and the relationship, are worth it, however annoying that character trait may be. It’s all about finding a balance.
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