Archive for August, 2008

Don’t let the closet door hit you on the way out…

August 7, 2008

So after the rather emotional ‘coming out’ (which really was about 5 years overdue), as I said before, the parents really didn’t take it all too well. A few days later and things could still be better. My parents seem back to normal to my face you understand, which is nice and all, but… you know when you walk into a room and you just know that everyone there was talking about you, well… that’s me at the moment!

I’m not really sure if they’ll ever be ok with it to be honest. My mother got really confused by it all I think saying things such as “But I thought you wanted to get married and have children?” – and then when I replied that that hadn’t in fact changed, she really didn’t get it! But hey-ho it’s done now and there’s no taking it back. One word of advice however to those out there considering taking the step out of the closet… don’t wait too long to do it. Believe me I know how scary it is to form the words to those that created you, but when they find out that your ‘friend’ of 10 months was actually your girlfriend of 10 months (Happy Anniversary baby!) they soon play the lied to card and are all of a sudden down your throats. From my experience, the sooner it’s out (or you are…) the better!


“I’m sort of a gay success story, a very inspirational one. What happened to me is exactly the opposite of what closeted people fear: They think they’ll lose everything if they come out. This did not happen to me at all. In fact, everything came back tenfold.”
– Melissa Etheridge

Coming out…

August 2, 2008

So I did it. I told my parents everything about Hannah and I. It was the scariest thing I think I’ve ever done.

It didn’t go well…


And now I try hard to make it
I just want to make you proud
I’m never gonna be good enough for you
I can’t pretend that
I’m alright
And you can’t change me

‘Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I’m sorry
I can’t be perfect
Now it’s just too late and
We can’t go back
I’m sorry
I can’t be perfect
~ Simple Plan – Perfect