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leonardo7

56 M
Saint Joseph, Michigan

IM STILL HERE. IT HAS BEEN YEARS SINCE I UPDATED MY PROFILE, SO HERE IT IS. THE TITLE, IM STILL HERE IS A SONG BY ELTON JOHN. IT IS VERY TRUE TO MY LIFE. I GREW UP IN A SMALL TOWN IN MICHIGAN. AT AGE 10 I NEW I WAS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER GUYS. I NEW I WAS GAY. LIKE MILLONS OF GAY GUYS IN THE 60-70s I HAD TO HIDE WHO I REALY WAS. I HAD A VERY UNHAPPY CHILDHOOD. I DID NOT FIT THE MOLD THE WORLD EXPECTED ME TO BE. LIVING A LIE WILL DESTROY YOU. LIKE MANY I TRIED SUICIED BUT FAILD. I LIVED A LIE TO BE SAFE FROM HARM. I MARRIED A WOMEN AND WE HAD TWO CHILDREN. WE DIVORCED AFTER A WHILE AND I RAISED MY KIDS MYSELF. IT WAS NOT EASY BUT WE ALL MADE IT. I WOULD GIVE MY LIFE FOR MY CHILDREN, THEY ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ACCOMPLISHMENT IN MY LIFE. THEY BOTH SUPORT ME AS A GAY MAN AND I LOVE THEM FOR IT. OUR HOME WAS A SAFE PLACE FOR ALL THERE FRIENDS. I WAS AND STILL AM CALLED DAD BY MANY OF THEM TO THIS DAY. I WAS AN ADULT WHO WOULD LISTEN TO THERE PROBLEMS. I NEVER JUDGED AND GAVE ADVICE TO BETTER THERE LIVES. I LOVE HUMOR AND LOVE TO LAUGH, IT KEEPS YOU YOUNG AND HEALTHY. I AM A LOVING AND CAREING PERSON, BUT AS ALL OF US I HAVE MANY FLAWS. I NEVER MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE, BUT I DO MAKE THEM. I LEARN FROM THEM TO MAKE ME A BETTER PERSON. I HAVE A GREAT PERSONAL KNOWLEGED OF DISCRIMINATION, HATE, BIGOTRY, AND EXCLUSION. I HAVE BEEN IN MANY RELATIONSHIPS OVER THE YEARS, AND HAVE DATED OVER 1000 MEN. I HAVE SEEN IT ALL. I HAVE BEEN LIED TO, CHEATED ON, AND TAKEN ADVATAGE OF BECAUSE I HAD GREAT JOBS AND HAD MONEY. I STARTED OUT VERY NIEVE, BUT HAVE BECOME AN EXPERT TO SEE A LOSER, USER, AND ABUSERS A MILE AWAY. TRUST IS A BIG ISSUSE IN ANY FRIENDSHIP OR RELATIONSHIP WITH ME. PEOPLE WHO HAVE HURT ME ARE ALWAYS FORGIVIN IN TIME. I LIVE BY THE TEACHINGS OF HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA AND THE BUDDHIST FATH. COMPASSION, UNDERSTANDING, HAPPINESS, A RESPECT FOR MYSELF, RESPECT OF OTHERS, AND RESPONIALITY FOR ALL MY ACTIONS. I SHARE MY KNOWLEGE, IT IS THE WAY TO ACHIVE IMMORTALITY. I AM GENTAL WITH THE EARTH. I BELIVE IN REINCARNATION AND RETURN TO EARTH WITH NEW LIFE OVER AND OVER AGAIN. NEVER HURT A LIVING BEING. ALL OUR BLOOD INCLUDING ANIMALS IS RED. WE ARE ALL CONNECTED IN LIFE. I HAVE VISITED EVERY STATE IN THE USA. MOST VISITED IS CALIFORNIA 10 TIMES SO FAR. I LOVE IT THERE, THE PEOPLE ARE GREAT. I HAVE LIVED AND WORKED IN THESE CITIES, GRAND RAPIDS MI, KALAMAZOO MI, NILES MI, SAINT JOSEPH MI, BERRIEN SPRINGS MI, OAK LAWN IL, MATTESON IL, INDIANAPOLIS IN, NASHVILLE TN, AND BATON ROUGE LA. I LOVE TO TRAVEL. AFTER ALL THE TRAVEL AND MOVING, I HAVE MOVED BACK HOME TO MICHIGAN. I NOW LIVE IN SAINT JOSEPH MI. I HAD TO QUIT WORKING IN 2006 AFTER OVER 35 YEARS IN RETAIL MANAGEMENT DUE TO AN LIFETIME ILLNESS . JUST FOR YOUR INFORMATION I DO NOT HAVE HIV/AIDS. FOR SOME REASON MOST PEOPLE THINK ALL GAY MEN ARE INFECTIVED. GET YOUR HEAD OUT THE SAND AND FIND THE INFORMATION OUT THERE. BTW - I AM A GAY ACTIVIST, AND USE THE POWER OF MY VOICE AND MY VOTE.. 2.5 YEARS AGO A GUY NAMED JOSHUA MESSAGED ME ON FACEBOOK ASKING ME TO GO OUT ON A DATE. I LOOKED AT HIS PROFILE AND FOUND I WAS MUCH OLDER THAN HE. I ASKED HIM IF HE NEW HOW OLD I WAS, AND HE SAID YES. WE WENT OUT AND WE ARE STILL TOGETHER. JOSHUA IS A GREAT GUY. HE LOVES ME AND I LOVE HIM. RELATIONSHIPS ARE HARD, BUT WE MOVE FOREWARD EVERYDAY. STAY TUNED TO THE REST OF MY LIFE........

Member Since: April 26, 2012 | Originally From: Berrien Springs, Michigan | Relationship Status: In a relationship
Body Type: Average Build | Ethnicity: Caucasian | Friends Call Me a: Art Lover, Coffee Addict, Fashionista, Film Buff, Shopaholic, Theater Queen, Music Lover, Activist | I'm looking for: Friends, Networking

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