Source: Gay Hamburg city magazine ‘hinnerk’, May 2007
Translated by JUMIMA
Original German text
Hinnerk: When you started at DSDS, you were advised to hide your being gay. You didn’t do that …
Mark: I stand by it. And if that doesn’t suit anyone, then he shouldn’t come near me. I am Mark – and Mark is gay. But I’m still a man and I have my cock hanging between my legs. Take me as I am and never try to change me!
Hinnerk: Can you tell us how your coming-out went?
Mark: When I was eight, I seduced a 32-year-old at the swimming pool. He had a hot ass, was well built and I really went onto him, I pulled off my little game with him. When I was 16, I kissed a man for the first time and knocked over candlestick over three times. And just before my mother died, I went to my parents and said: “Dad, you always wanted to have a girl anyway – and your girl now has a cock. Live with it, I know you love me.” My father actually didn’t want me to carry this out into the world, but I did it anyway. I can only strengthen myself through this, people should respect me as I am.