Being almost 30, Hans-Christian is the oldest man I meet for my story. Finishing school and education in the small town of Aasiaat at the Disko Bay, he had to move to Nuuk in order to develop in his career as a nurse. Doing a further education in the hospital, he quickly realised that he is “more administrative”, as Hans-Christian puts it himself.
“I learned from my aunt that I must not respond to hatred, because if I cry – they will reach what they want by bullying me. So I just learned to ignore them…and the bullying stopped.” Only in his school years “Moku” (as his family members call him) has experienced exclusion.
“I can’t see myself living in my hometown. I’ll miss cinemas and coffeeshops!”, says Hans-Christian about his relationship to Nuuk.
His cousine Esther and he are getting closer together since she became single and his best friend went to Denmark. It reminds him of there child days when they were visiting there great-grandparents together.
“I always had more girls as friends…
…I heard that my grandmother wanted her first grandchild to be a babygirl…
… and that she dressed me with dresses sometimes”, he reminiscents.
“There is no need to make friend with other gay people.I always imagine if I’m with gay people they talk about drama all the time.”
Hans-Christian says that since he is not a student anymore and had only little time left for patients, he has always expected people to be unfriendly to him for being who he is…
…but so far he never had experienced such a situation.
He likes to work in the administration of the hospital, although he misses the contact to the patients from time to time.
Maybe because of his life-experience, Hans-Christian remains humble speaking about his further plans: “For now, I want to stay in Nuuk…I hope I can minimize the waitinglist of the hospital in 2017.”