Friday, August 30, 2013
Thought for the Day, #64
Why do gay people feel they must be the best little boy in the world? Is it because they're compensating for a kind of guilt that they already have in them about something they already know to be wrong or feel to be wrong? It can't just be coincidental. There is something going on here. I was tremendously interested in pleasing my family. Anybody is, I think, of a certain kind of upbringing. And homosexuality was, of course, such a violation of that picture that it was a great pressure in itself to deny it or to compensate for it in some way.
(From an interview with writer Andrew Holleran in Something Inside: Conversations with Gay Fiction Writers, by Philip Gambone, p. 181.)