I’ve often wondered also, how many men out there are homophobic not because of who or what they’re seeing but because they’re afraid of what they see in themselves. It’s amazing how fear is used to govern and control us in almost every aspect of our lives. It’s the fear that initially puts us into hiding, and it keeps us there. But as has been mentioned here at times, when we can finally break thru, and it’s not easy, fear being one of the most powerful basic instincts, we find that it’s no longer as bad as it once was. Now, it seems, “All we have to fear is fear itself” is more true than ever.