Coming out as a gay man was a difficult transition for me. Being brought up in a religious household made things very uncomfortable. The fact I had my life in the spotlight and media after winning The Voice made it all the more difficult. I had to deal with me first. I had to accept that after years of prayer failed, wishing I would have been changed into a heterosexual, I knew God didn’t want to change my sexual orientation, but change how I saw myself and how I could still love Him and serve Him as a gay man. I also had to face the fear of what others would think. Face my friends and my family. And lastly face the public. I was told to hide “this”, to live this in my private life. But it wasn’t a desire to be public to flaunt it that was inside me, but a desire to not have to hide who I was.
When I did come out I heard amazing stories of people who were dealing with the same situation. Everything has its time. Don’t rush because someone pressures you to. But don’t hide because you fear people won’t love you. Do it when you feel safe, comfortable with yourself, and ready! And when you do, be proud of who you are, a special, wonderful and brave person who will not be facing an easier world, but a more beautiful one with you in it just as God made you!
Share your stories with me! I’d love to read them!
#PRIDE #COMINGOUT #LGBTQ #LOVEWINS (tradução completa que eu escrevi pro português está na minha página do Facebook)