Before “coming out” as a gay man I questioned how my life would change, how people would react, and what would happen—and after, I began my journey I found my answers. It took me a long time to realize it, but, I am no longer in search of a “Brain”—I have always known who I was, despite what others may try and tell me. I am no longer in search of “Courage”—I have declared who I am, and am not afraid anymore. I am no longer in search of a “Heart”—I have learned to love myself and have found the love of someone else who accepts me for who I am. Although I was never a professional baseball player, I have ran my three bases—and am completing my journey of “coming out.” I do not need a certificate of achievement, a badge of courage, or even a token of esteem from anyone, because I am no longer hiding. I am true to myself. I am no longer in search of a “home”—I have made one for myself, and will keep filling it with love until I have nothing left to give.
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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