I’m just getting back from a week in a remote Aboriginal community in Australia’s Kimberley, where the weather is always in the 60s.
I’m wearing a white dress shirt and jeans, and I’m dressed as a traditional man.
I was walking through a bush with my dog and my girlfriend.
I’ve got my backpack on, but I don’t have a wallet.
I haven’t had any cash in the last week and a half.
I was just walking by a creek, and this girl said, “Look at you, look at that dress shirt”.
She said, ‘It’s just for you, mate.
You’re not going to buy this’.” I said, well, if it’s not for you it’s for me, because you can’t buy anything here, she said.
So I went over to her house and bought her a dress shirt, and she’s like, ‘Oh, I didn’t realise you bought it for me’.
So I went back and bought it, and it’s now on sale at a local clothing store.
What I like about the way I dress and look is I like to show off my body.
I like to be a little more feminine than I would be in the mainstream.
I like a little bit of femininity and I like that I can express myself, I like dressing a little different, I don`t have to be like, this is what I wear.
I can be myself.
I have been asked to speak to an Australian Christian group on how to deal with my sexuality and I think that’s really important.
It’s like saying, I’m not gay and you don’t like it, but if you don`ve been struggling with your sexuality, maybe this is how you can deal with it.
In the US, I can’t tell you what it feels like to come out, because there are so many people who are in the closet.
I don, as an Australian, know what it is like to live in this culture where people have to hide their sexual orientation, and they feel like it is their business to shame others.
So I am not going into the closet, because it would be very damaging for me.
I think it’s important that you get support, and that you find a community that can support you, that you can talk to about it, because if you do that, you can be confident and you can get to a place where you can express yourself and you will feel a sense of comfort and comfort, because people will listen.