I am sitting in my mother’s bedroom watching television – heart throbbing as I fix myself to break the news to her about my sexual orientation once she returns back from work. I had spent the entire day with my phone firmly in hand as I was googling ‘appropriate ways to come out’ while also awaiting responses from my eldest cousins on how to go about doing it.
I would like to comment on a controversial video made by the American Christian pastor whose name is Stephen Anderson.
He was calling homosexuals, perverts and paedophiles who should be put to death.
I’ve known I’m gay since I was 12 years old. I guess my first awareness was, watching of all things Jailhouse Rock With Elvis Presley. I felt dirty, wrong, and immoral. I was raised a man loves a woman, no if, ands, or buts. The area I grew up, was a rural small town, who’s awareness frankly ended at the discovery of electricity. If you weren’t a jock, rich kid, or easy, you were treated like dirt.
What I thought was going to be the worse time and moment of my life actually made me the strong homosexual I am today. When I was young growing up in the middle class household I always knew I was gay and that I felt attracted to the same sex.
The Life and Times of Harvey Milk, the documentary not the feature film, changed my life at eleven. I watched it on PBS with my folks one night. I hadn’t come out as queer. I didn’t even realize I was queer.
I’ve been talking to a small group of lesbians online recently. I hadn’t planned on it, it just sort of happened, but yeah. And I’ve really enjoyed it. I like lesbians. Not all of course.
Coming out is a unique process to everyone, but there are still some stories that have been left untold. Felix K. Dones went out to seek some of these stories and it has created such a heart-wrenching and moving piece.