Coming Out - Old (late 30's) and Fat as a Gay Man?


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OdinsHat

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I'm in my late 30's and for most of my life since I finished uni I've remained tightly re-closeted after experiencing some terrifying homophobia from my first boss. It made living my life as a gay man quite difficult.

In my 20's I was a classic Twink with a good body. But I didn't really take advantage of my looks because I was living having to keep my sex life secret from my work life.

Because of these difficulties hiding my sexuality (I once had a straight boss join Grindr to see if he could find my profile cos he was convinced I was gay - it made life difficult). So I couldn't even join Grindr in my prime twink years and take advantage of my - erm - body's...'appeal'. Sorry I don't mean to sound arrogant!!! I was just a fitness nut who exercised every single day, so obviously my body was "healthy" looking - stating plain fact. I did have a sex life in uni but that was almost 20 years ago.

Then my 30's happened and I started to put on weight and lose my twinkness.

To put it bluntly these difficulties have stopped me from having ANY sexual activity for the past 15 YEARS!

Then Covid happened and I went from being a lithe 10.5-11st twink into a MASSIVE 18.5st tank in the space of a year.

Now I'm fat, in my late 30's and finally finding the confidence to come out - I think - but at the same time: Who the hell wants to have sex with a 38yr old fat puff like me? Who in the LGBT community - would even want to befriend me? We all know gay men tend to be fanatical about keeping fit and being disgusted by fat people - you see it in Grindr ads all the time. I think Attitude ran a study that showed 74% of gay men feel compelled to work out intensely to keep a certain level of attractiveness.

Not only am I finding it hard to lose this weight. I'm struggling to put myself out there for even basic friendship at this weight but at the same time I want to come out, be out and be accepted at this weight and as I lose the weight.

It's not even just about sex. I have literally ZERO (0) friends right now since I moved to Manchester. A new city I know no one in. I've thoguht about going to the variety of the local LGBT meetup events but I always think - "I'm a fat gay bastard - no one will want to know me".

Jesus - I sound so pathetic.

Blame the 15 year dry spell if you wish.

Apologies if this is TMI. But can someone offer some kind words, some comfort, anything?
 
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I'm in my late 30's and for most of my life since I finished uni I've remained tightly re-closeted after experiencing some terrifying homophobia from my first boss. It made living my life as a gay man quite difficult.

In my 20's I was a classic Twink with a good body. But I didn't really take advantage of my looks because I was living having to keep my sex life secret from my work life.

Because of these difficulties hiding my sexuality (I once had a straight boss join Grindr to see if he could find my profile cos he was convinced I was gay - it made life difficult). So I couldn't even join Grindr in my prime twink years and take advantage of my - erm - body's...'appeal'. Sorry I don't mean to sound arrogant!!! I was just a fitness nut who exercised every single day, so obviously my body was "healthy" looking - stating plain fact. I did have a sex life in uni but that was almost 20 years ago.

Then my 30's happened and I started to put on weight and lose my twinkness.

To put it bluntly these difficulties have stopped me from having ANY sexual activity for the past 15 YEARS!

Then Covid happened and I went from being a lithe 10.5-11st twink into a MASSIVE 18.5st tank in the space of a year.

Now I'm fat, in my late 30's and finally finding the confidence to come out - I think - but at the same time: Who the hell wants to have sex with a 38yr old fat puff like me? Who in the LGBT community - would even want to befriend me? We all know gay men tend to be fanatical about keeping fit and being disgusted by fat people - you see it in Grindr ads all the time. I think Attitude ran a study that showed 74% of gay men feel compelled to work out intensely to keep a certain level of attractiveness.

Not only am I finding it hard to lose this weight. I'm struggling to put myself out there for even basic friendship at this weight but at the same time I want to come out, be out and be accepted at this weight and as I lose the weight.

It's not even just about sex. I have literally ZERO (0) friends right now since I moved to Manchester. A new city I know no one in. I've thoguht about going to the variety of the local LGBT meetup events but I always think - "I'm a fat gay bastard - no one will want to know me".

Jesus - I sound so pathetic.

Blame the 15 year dry spell if you wish.

Apologies if this is TMI. But can someone offer some kind words, some comfort, anything?
Firstly stop calling yourself down already, who in the world told you fat is ugly, you are not FAT actually, you have meat on your bones, which is great.
being skinny is not fashion, please love yourself and the world will follow suit.
You're amazing the way you are. :)
 


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