Yes I am.
I finally accepted myself as gay……. yes that sounds very cliche ‘accepting me for who i am’… ‘figuring out who I am’ blah blah blah
I never thought the day would come when I say something so cheesy but it did.
I’ve came out to few of my friends but not my closest friends yet because I might lose them. I don’t plan on coming out to my parents until I’m fully independent tho. At the very least I don’t have to be the confused loser who acts homophobic to look str8. It’s weird how each time I came out, it felt really good.
I actually like liking men it’s just I don’t like the ‘consequences’ the society throws at your face for liking the same gender.
I want to lie and say I’m going to come out to my parents soon but my dad is homophobic. Not extremely but just enough for me to not want to come out and there is no point in coming out to my parents anyway. At least my parents are not the type who wants me to get married and have kids.
You don’t need to be in a hurry to come out to your parents. Particularly if you are still financially dependent on them and you think they may take the news badly.
The most important thing is to be able to accept yourself and be confident in that. Tell other people when you are ready.
It is a lot better for gays than 50 and even 20 years ago, but that is no reason to put yourself in danger in an effort to tell people. Many coming out stories range from the comic to the tragic and everyone’s experience is quite personal.
Congratulations on your acceptance. It really is a big and healthy step. Good luck from here too.
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