His mission is to bring to light growing up gay and the prejudice and lies he had to live through in order to find himself.
“Living the Difference” is Joseph’s story about growing up gay, but it is not a pity party, it is the story, the good, the bad and all the obsticles and hurdles he had to maneuver deciding to live his life the way it was meant to live.
More importantly Joseph tries to lift the curtain to all sorts of prejudice, even beyond the gay and lesbian community.
Joseph Knudson – Living the Difference Interview
Joe Knudson is a 56 year old divorced gay male who came out later in life. Having been married for several years, he is the father of two fantastic sons.
He went through what many in the gay communityhave gone through themselves, struggles with identity, as well as fitting in a “one-sided” society.
While he lead a seemingly straight life throughout his early and younger middle age years, he knew he was definitely different from the so called “typical male”.
He married his high school sweetheart and began on a journey of hope that his true inner feelings and desires would someday change. He has written a book, Living The Difference and is using this book as a vehicle on his mission to educate the world’s population about understanding and accepting people who are gay.
Living The Difference
J.C. doesn’t try to convince you of what being gay is or is not. He believes that being gay is as natural as being straight and so he doesn’t waste time defending that position.
He simply and neatly opens the doors and lets you look inside his life. He is respectful. He doesn’t impose on the reader or force intimacy. His story explores the wasted moments and the misery created through self denial and ignorance, showing clearly that living a lie leads to a life full of regret and self judgment.
By embracing himself and his natural desires J.C. opened himself and his life for self respect, for true loving, lasting relationships, and to mutual appreciation. He shares his confusion and desires without being explicit, and in so doing makes it possible for others to learn from his life, offering as much in the way of comfort and hope as he does to dispel fear and ignorance.
Living the Difference reveals in its pages a man with high standards, ethics, dedication, love, and loyalty. By Vonnie Faroqui “Ink Slinger’s Whimsey”
I was pleased when Joseph agreed to do an interview with me as he is very active in the gay and lesbian community and writes the Gayly Blogger.
We mentioned this book, in the interview, which was talked about by Ricky Gervias in his HBO special (video can be found on YouTube, but be careful it is for mature audience only),