The following may be a surprise to a lot of you who know me, but I have a feeling that most of you have probably suspected it for a long time now. I can't go on any longer, hiding this part of who I am from the world, locking it away in shame. Especially when, in these modern times, it's certainly nothing to be ashamed of. For as long as I can remember, I've had these...feelings. I don't know how to explain them, but they have always been there. And I've hidden them from the world--staying up late at night to watch certain types of films or look at certain websites, the shades drawn low and the volume on the TV turned way, way down, lest anyone walking by my apartment door hear the noises emanating from the TV, identifying what I might be watching.
But now that's about to change. I'm finally getting this out into the open to share with the world. And all I ask is that you accept me for who I am. I've laid awake at night, wondering how people will treat me once they know this--my deepest secret. Will I lose friends? Will my family shun me? Will my mom start crying and blame herself and how she raised me? I hope not, but I will soon find out.
So, inspired by actor George 'Sulu' Takei bravely coming out
and announcing his homosexuality this week, I want to formally announce that I, Rifleman, am a Star Trek
Not really. What kind of faggot do you think I am?