Coming out—two words that mean nothing, but in the life of a closeted individual whether gay, bi, lesbian, queer, or transgender, mean so much more. I often thought about “coming out” before I actually did, but never with much success. It was not until I started dating my boyfriend that the fear of making our relationship known began to weigh me down. I loved him. I wanted to share this wonderful news with everyone. Unfortunately, I could not tell anyone except for a handful of close friends that knew about my struggle to identify myself as a “gay” man.
As our relationship grew, I lost my footing; and the once solid ground that I built my life on began to collapse.
Sincerely, The Open Closet
PS. THIS IS JUST AN EXCERPT FROM MY BOOK: “The Open Closet: Letters From A Gay Man” (Available on AMAZON & KINDLE)
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