The article I provided for Horror Addicts Guide to Life 2 titled; When Did you Know? Was inspired by all the times I’ve been asked that same question by friends, co-workers, and family. I find the question funny, especially because people will ask me this when they find out I’m a gay man. I’ve never once asked my heterosexual counterparts that question; When did you know you were straight? See how silly the question sounds when you frame the question that way? Still, I wanted to share my story and my thoughts, because it’s not a story you see or hear a lot about. We tend to hear the coming out stories about hardship caused by parents and family’s cruelty to these emerging youth. My coming to terms with my sexuality had nothing to do with others, but more to do with me. I think a lot of us experience this, but I’m not sure. So, I shared my truth in hopes that my story will show that sometimes the pressure we put on ourselves is harder and worse then anything that others can put on us. I hope the article is something the people can read and relate to, even if they aren’t part of the queer community, because there is always something that we silently struggle with that even our closest friends and families may have no idea we are going through.
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