May 18 2008
I never told my parents. Yes. I didn’t get the chance nor the courage to tell them I’m gay. It was never spoken but I knew that they knew. I was the weak one. The one who always concedes. I didn’t have a backbone.
Seeing my friends now and how accepted they are within their families for who they are makes it worthwhile for me. I love seeing them be accepted and without any pre-judgment. The world is different now and my folks would have probably accepted who I am without any hesitation had I been born a few years later.
That is why the film short entitled “Summer” touched me. It hit close to home. We have come a long way – but there are kids out there that need to know that they are loved for who they are. They still struggle. They still commit suicide. We have to change that.