My So Called Life - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Embrace life -- both the sweet days and the bitter...embrace the joy and the sadness...the successes and the defeats -- for all of these things, both good and bad, have made you who you are.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

College Flashback of Baylor - Are you Gay?

It was my freshman year at Baylor University. I arrived on the campus on the last day of welcome week. My dad had dropped me off and I walked back into my dorm room to start organizing my stuff. My roommate walks in and closes the door. He states that we need to talk. He sits on his bed across from me and says:

"I just have to ask. Are you gay?"

I was speechless. Damn! Could he tell already. I respond with a no, and he says:

"Good. I was just making sure!"

I always wondered what made him ask. He literally asked me within 5 minutes of meeting me. Was I that obvious or was he that homophobic.

I don't know and never really cared. I got along great with my roommate. He was a great guy. He had an AMAZING body too. He was Hispanic and hot as shit. I am sure he would freak out now if he knew I was typing this. ha ha. He asked me advice on how to score with an ex. We looked at gay porn together one day "just to see what it was like." Of course I already

But man..he was the coolest roommate anyone could have asked for. He stood up for me whenever I was down and never made me feel uncomfortable even though it became obvious that I was gay after a while.

Sometimes it truly isn't what people say that matters the most. It is how they act. My roommates words that first day told me he was homophobic and nervous about the topic. But his actions were those of a friend who supported and accepted me. I don't know where he is now, but in my heart I wish him all the best.


  • At 1:34 AM, Blogger purpletwinkie said…

    Cool post. It's funny, I always assumed that EVERYONE knew (down deep) that I was gay. Fact is, no one has ever asked me directly. A lot of my "gayness" must be in my head because I have asked serveral friends who were surprised to learn I am gay. I must be more butch than I thought :)

    By the way... I drive a Jeep ;) haha

  • At 1:48 AM, Blogger Matthew said…

    Ha Ha - well purpletwinkie - next time i see you in your Jeep, I will have to give you a second look. lol

  • At 12:00 PM, Blogger Schlitz25 said…

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  • At 12:01 PM, Blogger Schlitz25 said…

    Who was this roommate? Did I meet him? I am having a flashback to Bernard, so long ago...

  • At 5:36 PM, Blogger Matthew said…

    No. this was not bernard - it was Rudy - rememeber him?


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