I was walking down the street there was a couple in front of me they looked to be upward of seventy, both white haired with lined faces, but obviously healthy and in excellent condition. And I noted a twinge of jealousy, openly affectionate toward one another. they walked with there intertwined, exchanging frequent smiles and glances full of love and heat. It was a heartwarming sight, but it filled me sadness. Greg and I could never do something as holding hands in public without first assessing the situation-the environment, the people, the prevailing attitude toward gays. I envied straight couples the easy openness of their relationship. At that moment, I would've given anything to know what it was liketo take my lover's hand without a second's consideration for what anyone else might think, or do. I've been with my partner for 26 years.. Its just sad!!!!