When I grew up, being gay, being a sissy or anything like that was verboten. I disliked myself intensely and feared this part of myself intensely and had to hide it and became `Perfect Richard, All-American Boy` as a place to hide.
I consider myself a religious person. God is something very personal with me and I don`t flaunt religion in conversation with others.
I suppose everyone tells little white lies. Quite often they`re necessary to make someone feel better or prevent feelings from being hurt. Whoppers? No, that`s dangerous and they`ll boomerang.
"Handsome" means many things to many people. If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered - and have my parents to thank for it. Realistically, it doesn`t hurt to be good-looking, especially in this business.
Nothing is secret once you tell anyone. If you want to keep it quiet - don`t tell a soul.
I pattern my actions and life after what I want. No two people are alike. You might admire attributes in others, but use these only as a guide in improving yourself in your own unique way. I don`t go for carbon copies. Individualism is sacred!
Over a long period of time, living as if you were someone else is no fun.
I actually feel sorry for people who have a lot of illusions in their head about what gay is. I mean, I know some gay people who are really wonderful people.
I`ve learned, I think, to be able to distinguish between the necessary and the unnecessary as far as my limited outside time is concerned. Saying "no" politely is a necessity if one wants to lead any kind of stable life.