I was born in the 1950’s when being LBGT was illegal and punishable. As I was growing up I was forced into the ‘straight’ way of life, my parents kept asking when I was going to get a girlfriend. I’m now in my sixties, and am confused and have been feeling depressed, as I simply can not get the fact the illegality of it has past. All I want in my last few years is to meet a partner of my own sex and enjoy my life. What would you suggest?
I can understand how you feel about the illegality of your sexuality. However the fact is that since 1967 you have been able to have same sex relationships, and can now marry legally in the UK. But I get it, the rules of the past and family life have put a downer on you, and are ingrained into your mind. I think that for that I can only suggest that you visit a doctor and get some therapy, to help you over come the issue that has affected you for such a long time,
It is also OK and fully legal to be most things you want to these day, including being able to change your gender, being married to a partner of the same sex, being able to dress as you wish. I realise that not every one will agree, and many will oppose, but in truth and my own thought on most subjects is that providing you are willing participants, and things are legal then what you do behind closed doors is your own business. Things have moved on for the better in many many ways over the years, and just as we embrace new medical break-throughs, we should also welcome all new rulings – they are meant to make our lives happier and healthier.