I am a straight, 77 year old guy, soon to be 78. I work as a psychotherapist, & have been doing so for the past eleven years.
I was a teacher for 20 years for the MPUSD. I started & ran a very successful local business for another 20 years: The Bagel Bakery. I spent four years in the US Air Force with a Top Secret, Cryptographic Security Clearance (Before Don’t Ask Don’t Tell), & before that I was raised in the Mean Streets of South Brooklyn (Bensonhurst: a Mafia controlled neighborhood) among a group of rough & tough, dangerous Italian gangsters.
I just want to applaud your courage in telling your story (In Transition, May 24). There are many young people in Monterey County, in California & all over the country, if not the World, who are looking for support, comfort & compassion in their struggle, just to be recognized as People. Your speaking out will give them what they are looking for. Please, keep up the good work.
Bill Leone, MFT