Episode 66 – Interview with Troy

Listen as Ramble talks with Troy and John – a gay couple who have been together for six years and both have amazing stories to tell. The first one to talk is Troy and he talks about his life growing up in Arkansas and how he moved to Indianapolis and met the love of his life John.

Episode 66

We Do Too <— click here to read more about the exhibit Troy talks about!

Check out Troy’s blog <—-click on the title

8 Responses to “Episode 66 – Interview with Troy”

  1. Casey Says:

    The exhibit Troy talks about is SO touching. This was an excellent episode!!!!

  2. JOHN Q. Says:

    I agree. The exhibit is wonderful.

    Troy sounds like a really sweet guy. Even though he may have struggled a great deal to finally come out, the fact that he comes across as such a decent person probably represents the inner strength that allowed him to love himself which allowed him to love and be loved.

    I do find it interesting that he has maintained his faith through all of this. Organized religion has overall been so brutal and antagonistic to the gay community that even though I’m an nominal Episcopalian, and this church has been in the forefront of supporting the gay community, I still haven’t been able to return to the church. Perhaps there is a forgiving quality in Troy that I haven’t managed to create in myself at this point.

    A lovely, lovely interview.

  3. Goose Says:

    This is a very good interview. I’m not gay, but have several gay friends and I appreciate the perspective. As far as religion, maybe just flush it.

  4. Casey Says:

    After listening to this episode again, it struck me when Troy talked about crying alot during his comingo ut process. I can empathize with him on that, as I have been very emotional since I began the coming out process. It is comforting to know that someone else has been through what I am currently daling with!

  5. Troy Says:

    Casey, just saw your last comment and thought I would offer some encouragement. I was kind of frustrated by my coming out emotions until a straight friend of mine suggested that coming out seemed a lot like other big life milestones–marriage, death of a parent, first house–those where your life changes and is never the same again. In those times, even when the occassion is happy, I think we grieve the part of us we are leaving behind. And it takes awhile before life gets back to “normal.” It seems perfectly logical to me now. I’m sure there are books on this very subject, but I was pretty naive. Hang in there. Sounds like you are pushing through.

  6. RambleRedhead Says:

    Troy is such an amazing guy and I am very lucky to have been able to talk with him and his partner John. I wish them the best for the future.

  7. Casey Says:

    Troy, I am making it through this okay. I have a large support system, and I thank God every day for them. Thank you for your kind words!!

  8. (F)reddy Says:

    I was so glad Troy said the things he had to say about his “ex-gay ministries”. I have several friends who went through a similar program, “Exodus ministries” (don’t know if it’s the same one…), who were also unsuccessful with their “conversion” process. I think it’s important to let folks who may be struggling with their sexuality know that A) they’re okay, and B) “conversion” doesn’t work.

    Since I’m now listening to this some 2 years after it originally posted, I was thrilled to see WD2 was still an active website. What a wonderful testament, and gift, to our families. Thanks Troy.

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