"... watching Brokeback Mountain - a controversial Oscar-tipped film about a gay
romance between a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - he wept.
For Chuck went through the same struggle as the movie's characters when he realised it was the cowboys, not the cowgirls, he was attracted to.
The critically-acclaimed film, which opens nationwide next weekend and has been a
surprise hit in the States, brought back memories of gay-bashing.
So strong was the homophobia that it cast a shadow over Chuck's upbringing on a
"I thought it was an incredibly beautiful movie and very realistic," says Chuck. "And because it was set in the time and place where I grew up, there was a lot of things I could relate to. I knew I was different as a child, I just didn't know why.
"There were no gay role models in Wyoming back then."
Chuck runs his own ranch - the Five B - in Arizona with his long-term 32-year-old partner, Jay Barker."
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