As you point out, you are an "older" gay man and you are working as a restaurant host? By your own admission, you are working and socializing with people young enough to be your children and grandchildren. Is this all you have to show for your long life? Maybe you should have died of AIDS. You have been worthless otherwise.
This person also took offense at my Memorial Caturday post, claiming I was (sic) "defaming the dignity of our war dead". S/he took shots at my heritage and birthplace. Just about the only thing not beaten to death in the rant was the style and color of my underwear - for obvious reasons.
I smell a rat here. A number of statements refer to things never posted here, only on an earlier, now defunct site, designed to address those of us in long-term relationships who were suddenly alone, which (for many reasons) I chose to discontinue, wrap up, and move on. This "person" was trying to get to me for some reason, and I don't know why. In the past 5 years alone I've probably lost more - materially - than this person will ever dream of having.
I make no excuses for my life, past or present. It was what it was (and was it ever!), and it is what it is. Nothing, certainly not anonymous, hateful words, can alter that truth.
*A phrase often used by southern belles to defend family reputations, as well as their own.
And so it goes.