Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Taking On Prop 8

Sorry I haven't been on in a while.  I am alive. Things have just gotten crazy busy. I have gotten involved in the leadership of a group that I attend. In that process I will be making a video talking about my experiences.  Knowing this I have decided to go completely public with my sexuality. I have seen many friends do this over the last few weeks and I decided that I will make a video to come out to everyone.  Film is what I excel at so I figured that I would do it that way to come out. That way I can do it my way and so people can hear it in my voice. Hopefully it can dive home the points I am trying to make a little more. But I have been working on the video for a while now.

Those things and work and relationships and everything else have all come at once. My family is not happy with my decision to go public. It has caused some friction there. I have also been going through a rough time with my girlfriend. I am finding that relationships are hard. I'm hoping that we can work through things. (I'm not going to go into the details because they are things that any relationship may struggle with and I want this blog to be more focused on other stuff than normal relationship issues- or at least this post.)  Those have kept me very busy.

So because I had so much on my plate I decided I wasn't busy enough and I auditioned for a play and got a part. It is a dramatic reading of the play "8". It is based on the court proceedings of the Proposition 8 case in California. It is a cool play and I'm excited to be in it. I am playing one of the gay couples. I know that I should have more of a stand on this issue, but I personally don't really have a stand. I haven't taken a side yet. I have compelling reasons to take either side. I'm not a fence sitter I just haven't gotten a personal conviction to either side yet. I know it will come. I end up choosing a side. But right now I haven't. But no matter which side you fall on the issue the information that is presented in the play is very informative and interesting. Plus I am happy to get back into acting. It is a passion of mine that I enjoy and haven't been able to do much of it since high school. At my first rehearsal I realized how good I am. I'm not trying to sound cocky or prideful but I realized that I was one of the top actors in the cast. But I shouldn't be surprised. I have been successfully acting a different person my whole life.

While I may be absent from posts for a little while I will give updates. Things are busy, hard and crazy, but overall good. I'm getting to a good place in life. Finally.

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