A number of guys who post here are older than Coops, Shannon and I. . . .who am I leaving out? ;-)
SO. . .I thought I'd ask one of the newbie members of this blog to share some insights, "experience, strength and hope" in this blog. Maybe it will be helpful. . .maybe we younger set can learn from those which forays into GAY LIFE pre-date ours by years and experience. I hope you guys will feel free to comment, share some of your stuff, enter into an exchange of our own hopes, desires, experiences.
There is room for all of us here at Justin Dunes. . . ..feel free to "romp", as it were. LOL. Justin
I can tell you a bit more about myself and us senior gays. I will attach pictures of me (with the grayer hair) and my spouse withe the darker . He is however a year older than me,but I worry more :)
To give you an idea of the era of gay life that most influenced me. I suggest you get the DVD by Joseph Lovett " Gay sex in the seventies" In which I appear as a medical consultant. No. It is not a porn flick.It is a piece of history, very specific to NYC but indicative of a scary period in our history.
I started a solo practice in NYC in 1973 . It was in Greenwich Village with a largely gay clientele. I practiced internal medicine. About 1975 we saw an unexplained outbreak of swollen lymph nodes in gay sexually active men. Then by 1978 some of them began to die of diseases like pneumocystis pneumonia ,Kaposi's sarcoma ,a cancer, and unexplained wasting. Also blindness due to CMV virus,dementia in 20 somethings and other gruesome and macabre disorders formerly associated with severe immune deficiencies This was AIDS before it had a name. This was my baptism of fire. How it played out could be a whole book which I may yet write. If you have questions about that which