A best case scenario for something that never should have happened in the first place is all you can hope for. In this case, hope floats.
The evolution concludes of the gay hate incident we have been following with pretty close to a best case scenario. What makes it a best case scenario is that it feels that way to the person who it affected the most, but we heard from the least. Until now.
The PornTeam representative that this happened to is a personal friend, a friend of The Sword, and to the entire adult business community. He is the one who was affected the most and heard from the least. Until now.
I have had so many thoughts about what happened since it took place. Trying to understand why one would do what they did. I’ve been working in the industry for almost 17 years now, and this was the first time I became hesitant to go to any of the late night events without others with me (or keeping them close by).
I found myself looking over my shoulder a lot after the incident, which I have never done before.
It still startles me to think he works in our industry and clearly can’t control himself with alcohol.
The funny thing is, reading his statement made me very emotional this morning. It provided a much needed, healthy measure of closure for me personally.
As part of the adult business community, we should consider teaching or embrace a tolerance in the workplace starting with our own. That came of this as well.
I do want to thank all my colleagues and friends in the industry for standing up for me and making me feel loved.
The Phoenix Forum has always been one our community’s biggest champions. In the end, it’s fitting that it provided the setting for one additional way this ends in a base case scenario.
For the rest of his days, Tihomir has learned one unequivocal truth; that it was the members of the community, he attacked that ended up being twice the man he thought he was and ultimately, helped him get closer to living life as the man he needs to be.