Tag Archives: coming out

Tough Boys

‘Tough Boys’. Today’s theme, since this is what the small group of Portuguese lads (and two girls!) from the local beach ‘fight club’ have told us they wish to call themselves. In English, which is fortunate as we’re really struggling … Continue reading

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Pinkwashing

If you’re gay (and you absolutely don’t have to be to be reading this blog)… but, if you are… have you ever been in the situation of feeling that you are the ‘token gay’? An interesting story – about the … Continue reading

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Bad Guys and Good Guys… Mostly Good Guys!

First, the ‘bad’ guys. In the previous post I commented about the highly conspicuous and intrusive security dudes who showed up here guarding some wealthy Russian guy and his wife, who seemed reluctant to leave their apartment (next to ours) … Continue reading

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A Dungeon in a Tent…

Strange to relate, I don’t have pictures of dungeons, so you’ll have to put up with the usual. However: Being now expatriate Brits in the Algarve, we’re well exposed to British media – all the home TV channels, newspapers etc … Continue reading

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Confidence Building

We manage our gym shifts (along with Alf and Seb) to give everyone as much flexibility as possible, especially as all of us are involved in shows four nights a week even if not actually performing in every one now. … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

Yes: they all grow up! And not just gymnast boys, of course. I’m thinking about our kids: my Leo and Dave’s Jaymee. With us here are Leo’s best friend Chris, who has designs on Jaymee, and Jaymee’s best friend Karla, … Continue reading

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Love…

Yes, ‘Loving the Boy’ indeed! Moving to Portugal seems somehow to have made Dave and I newly aware of our love. I think that when we were in USA, although we obviously spent our nights together, everything was so hectic … Continue reading

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Still Counting Down: The ‘Core Four’

It is now 17 years since Dave and I first realised that we were gay, and probably in love. It took a while for the implications of that to sink in for both of us, as I recount in Loving … Continue reading

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All Done with the Chaperoning! Back to the Day Job…

My three previous posts (Part 1; Part 2; Part 3) have been about two gay boys (bodybuilders) allegedly falling in love in a most inappropriate way, and our involvement in making sure that one of them (underage) gets the  protection and … Continue reading

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It’s Not Over Till It’s Over…

Determination. To look good and to be fit. Great stuff. Someone else is being determined. Let’s call him Korben – I believe that’s his real name. He’s the guy that our young friend Jude appears to have fallen for – … Continue reading

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