Thank you sharing your story.. It was brutally honest but in a way to inform us that don’t know the real consenquences or those thinking of going into that lifestyle. I’m a woman I have a friend who came out of that lifestyle as well but he has never opened up to this extent. Still I thank God like himvyou were set free from that bondage. Your name is Joseph and I cant help but be remind of the years of pain and bondage Joseph suffered only to become second only to Pharoh in the land. God restored those lost years to him and blessed him with a family/legacy. I know that by putting your faith, hope and trust in Jesus as your Savior, He can restore you completely and you can leave a legacy of men who have turned away from engaging in this or being set free by your testimony. Again thank you for sharing may you grow in the Love and Grace of God in Christ Jesus!
I began writing at the age of 12 or 13, horribly angst-ridden poetry about pain and about my search for the different threads of my identity. I turned to punk rock at 15 and cut my hair into a mohawk to honour that part of me in the most physical and awkwardly teenage way I knew how. When I began writing my first fiction in my mid-20s, they were imagined stories from the real country and people who are a part of me, and that I remain a part of. When my first novel won the only Indigenous prize I’ve ever won, I split the winnings evenly with the other four shortlisted writers as a way to say thank you for including me in their community. All of these experiences, I realize, really are amazing gifts that I’ve been given.
Those who interpret the relationship as overtly homosexual note that the novel states that Charles had been "in search of love in those days" when he first met Sebastian, and quote his finding "that low door in the wall [...] which opened on an enclosed and enchanted garden" (an allusion to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll). The phrase "our naughtiness [was] high on the catalogue of grave sins" is also seen as a suggestion that their relationship is homosexual, because this is a mortal sin in Roman Catholic dogma.  Attention has also been drawn to the fact that Charles impatiently awaits Sebastian's letters, and the suggestion in the novel that one of the reasons Charles is later in love with Julia is her physical similarity to Sebastian.