David's Short Story Of A Gay Man

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For David, isolation is safety. It was always a struggle to be out in the world and be his true self. When David would be in Joey’s room or Giovanni’s room he felt safe and was able to be who he truly is; a gay man. The feeling of isolation and privacy was what he needed in order to feel comfortable enough to act as him self. David was constantly switching up in different situations and environments because he believed that society is totally against homosexuality. David loved Giovanni, but hated himself for loving him. “There opened in me a hatred for Giovanni, which was as powerful as my love and which was nourished by the same roots.(pg.84) David recognizes that the reason he hates Giovanni, is because he hates that he loves Giovanni.
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