We find this hard to accept. But in a recent interview with the Chicagoan about his new book Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work, Tim tells Tony Peregrin that at even at his advanced age, Tim still dances around the subject of his sexuality with his mom:
I don't know if she knows, Tony. (Long pause.) I approach it this way, and please don't think a huge of amount of discomfort didn't permeate every molecule of my being as I was contemplating this whole thing. But I asked myself, 'What do I gain from this, and what does she gain?' I certainly never talked about being interested in women or men with her. I never implied I had any sexuality at all! Also my mother... on the one hand she is a Chatty Cathy and can talk a blue-streak, on the other hand, she is not comfortable discussing anything personal. Like the chapter in my book says, sometimes you really should just keep your mouth shut! (Laughs.) Now, if I were to bring a guy home, I wouldn't blind-side her with him. I would make an advance visit and test the waters.
[via Queer Sighted]