While I had not officially “come out” to my family as a college student, the idea of being surrounded by people of all walks of life, of numerous ages, races, and sexual orientation, prompted me to experiment with the feelings that I had kept closeted for many years prior. The following includes descriptions of the “men” that came into my life during college, through a diverse array of brief encounters, and short-lived relationships explain why I have always sought approval from my family, teachers, and peers. If I would have had the courage back in high school to “come out,” things may have turned out differently for me. It is true that I may have started dating guys sooner, and by now my family may have come to accept me as being gay, however, sometimes things work out for the best.
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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