"And I love you just the same": Cityline coming out stories

Our Cityline panel, along with a group of men who have chosen to share their stories are stepping up in hopes of reminding others going through this that they're not alone.

Coming out, regardless of the support one feels they may have, is never easy. From finding the courage to tell loved ones – to the scary period of awaiting a response – the journeys of those in the LGBTQIA community are real, raw, and often quite emotional. Our Cityline panel, along with a group of men who have chosen to share their powerful stories are stepping up in hopes of reminding others going through this that they’re not alone.

Mike

Came out: Age 25

“We never hit you, we never beat you… don’t worry – we’ll get you the best psychiatrist and get you fixed” 

 

Ryan

Came out (to friends): Age 21

“At that moment, I felt like the world was falling down around me” 

 

Sheldon

Came out: Teenager

“They said I was at the mall prancing around, acting very girly-like” 

 

Daniel

Came out: Age 25

“She was fearful for my safety. She knew that there were hate crimes”

 

Brian

Came out: Age 25

“I was pretty sure at that point that I was never going to let my family know” 

 

For resources and/or someone to talk t0, visit www.thetrevorproject.org.

 

 

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