banned because of the don't ask don't tell
was still very much in you know talked about in the news
and stuff like that.
As a kid you pretty much only saw the american
So I was actually slightly terrified of coming out.
So I can (stutters) I have an idea of what it
might have been like, but I couldn't imagine
being afraid for someone entire career for like
twenty or thirty years having to pretend
to be something they're not.
Otherwise they get kicked out despite doing nothing wrong.
I didn't want to get stuck in University
and I wanted a bit of independence so I always considered
military, but it did make me worry slightly
that I would have to spend most of my life pretending
that I was straight.
So I did keep quiet for the first two years
and then I accidentally came out.
And I realized that it wasn't a problem
and that everyone was quite excepting.