Episode #23 – Part 4 of the Interview with Gene and Tim

This is part 4 of the interview with Gene – he continues to talk about his military career – his time in Vermont and more on his love of his life Tim and how they have lived together for 24 years!

They are a great coupleTim is on the left and Gene is on right

Episode 23

One Response to “Episode #23 – Part 4 of the Interview with Gene and Tim”

  1. (F)reddy Says:

    A majority of this really belongs on the comment for epi 22, part 3 of this 18 part interview…but I wanted it said. Gene was commenting on the “reluctance of the gay man’s community because of the right wing whacko’s…”. I can’t speak for any other gay man except for my own self…but I actually did TRY to reach out to the youngin’s a several years ago. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to (then) or even don’t want to (now), but I didn’t know HOW. I mean, I knew where to go…but when I sat down and started talking to the next generation of up-n’-comin’s, I was at a loss of what to say.

    I don’t want to say these “kids” were just young, therefore that being the reason they were out of touch, because they certainly have a LOT more access to information now than I did back ‘then’. Perhaps I was the one that was out of touch? They were talking about stuff (Special-K…not the cereal; Barebackin’…I’m sure they weren’t talking about calf ridin’; and many, many other colorful things) that I didn’t relate to from my own youth, or experienced as an adult. I actually found myself afraid FOR them. And as much as I wanted to help THEM, after a few weeks of volunteering for this organization I got that creepy, “I really dig older dudes” vibe from many of the CHILDREN that were there for “support”.

    Gene had his first sex in an ice cream store? That’s hot…or cold…I’m not sure which.

    The quilt, even small portions of it, is, truly, one of the most amazing thing ANYONE will ever see in their lifetime. Gene’s absolutely right. A lot of people don’t realize the quilt is still growing. They think of it as something of a piece of nostalgia instead of something that’s very current. (Dear god…I think I just turned old…)

    As you know, this is one of several (dozen) episodes I’ve listened to over the past few days, and I hate to mention this again, and I don’t mean to be insulting to ANYONE who has served in the military (yourself included), but I find it interesting, of the folks (so far…and I realize you have many more military interviews coming up…) signed up for service knowing in advance of the military’s policies and then being bitter about being found out and the events that followed. Even Tim, I think, said he did it because he “didn’t have a choice”? Really? As someone who’s never done it myself, is that the thinking??? That you don’t have CHOICES? Again, I don’t mean to be insulting, but that logic is…a little.

    With terms like “sea daddy” are y’all SURE gays aren’t allowed in the military?

    “A good book, a glass of milk, and a box of saltines”…plucked from my lips. Dear god! That sounds heavenly. Except for the book!

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