Skip to comments.Gay farmers go naked to help raise awareness of mental health
Posted on 07/11/2018 5:10:02 PM PDT by Ennis85
When The Naked Farmer came to town looking for people to get their kit off for a good cause, dairy farmer Kerry Wilson was approached to take part.
He and his partner Paul Wilson agreed, though Kerry had reservations about not having the right body type.
"Gee whiz, I'm 56. Does it matter?" Kerry asked. It didn't.
The cause, which raises awareness about the mental health of Australian farmers, hit a personal chord with the couple.
Kerry and Paul are fifth-generation farmers who live and work together near Nimbin in the northern rivers of New South Wales.
"You carry a lot of guilt thereafter and even before, the 35 years before that when you know that something's not quite right in your head, but you can't quite work it out. Or you're not quite game to go and work through it with anybody.
"So we've have our fair share of ups and downs and the agricultural industry is a tough gig."
Kerry said coming out in the dairy industry was particularly tough.
"Oh, it was horrible," he said.
"At one stage we thought, OK, we'll just go to Brisbane and start a new life in the city, an anonymous life. But it was a fleeting thought. It wasn't an option because I had three sons."
At the time the kids were aged nine, six and four.
"And they by default had to come on the journey with us," Kerry said.
With the support of Kerry's former wife, life kept rolling on.
"I don't remember ever sitting around with my head in my hands going, 'Oh God, what are we going to do?'" Paul said.
And, Kerry said, "we weren't the only gays in the village"
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Better yet...just don’t click on the damn link
You can already harvest the irony in that headline.
Uh, no thanks.
Lends new meaning to “Faggotry down under”.
Are the gay farmers pooping on the romaine? Oops.....
I was already aware that they are mentally ill.
Must be what “butt cheese” means.
jokes write themselves.....
Liberals are irony-deficient.
Now the Farmer’s daughter is a lesbo?
That's the quickest way to get me to ignore you.
Look at those Leftist "bow wows" that try to shock everyone with their nude or scantily clad bodies.
If they do that, don't expect me to hang around. And old men, aww cut me some slack folks. Spare me.
awareness of mental illness....
Remember the medical DSM volumes had always classified homosexuality as mental illness. In the early 1970s a liberal pressure group within the association caused others to cave in and agree to take the classification out. It still means they are crazy but no longer officially sanctioned as such in DSM.
Yeah that’s normal.
ABC shops for ways to make us think queers are normal.
No thanks and those sheep and cows need to beware
That’ll do it, I reckon...
They are and that takes some of the fun out of it. Still funny though, even your bad pun ;^).
Or lack thereof.
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