Slightly more than a year ago, my twin brother and I came out to each other, then to our mom, and then to our closest friends. Today, I turn 22, and I’m ready to come out. I am gay: I’ve always been, always known that I am, but until recently, always been hiding from it.
And that’s okay. It’s okay because I know I have a mother who loves me unconditionally. It’s okay because my brother’s shown me some bravery that’s quite hard to imagine. It’s okay because of my awesomest friends who’ve got my back no matter what happens. And it’s okay, simply because it’s okay.
So here goes: my coming out, in comic form.
(See my original post on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.535937546498336.1073741830.100002462870902&type=1&l=fe11bc1902)
I’m really glad that my friends have been the awesomest, most accepting people I’ve ever met =’), and the response on Facebook has been very encouraging! This year’s birthday is definitely one of my most fulfilling ones.
To any of you who’s closeted and reading this post, don’t feel the pressure to come out, but certainly do take steps towards coming out! It does get better =).