Derek talks of how growing up being gay wasn’t talked about, so he had to keep quiet, but how now society has changed. He talks of how he didn’t ‘come out’, that there was no concept of ‘coming out’ and that he could lose his job if he had come out at work. He goes on to talk about AIDS and being a victim of a hate crime. He highlights his personal struggles to accept himself, his thoughts on having children and how being straight would have been an easier path. Derek worries that victories won will reverse as society tries to find scapegoats.