“I think i have been lucky because i told every 1 i was gay at the age of 15 and they all think its really cool! The only person who had a problem to start with about me being gay i think was me!
I hated my self for it and use to wish i was straight. I find it really tough still to walk down the road or watch telly and see a straight couple and wish that it was me! EVERYONE i know tells me not to be stupid but i can`t help it.”
“I’ve been out of the closet for about 6 months now and I can honestly say that my life has never been better. Before I came out I was totally different. Right now I’m full of confidence, but before I was the doormat that everyone walked over. I used to do everything for everyone just to make sure that people liked me. The hardest thing for me was trying to be something that I wasn’t… like going out with girls to try and convince the other boys that I wasn’t a “faggot”. Dispite the old saying, the names cut deep. The strangest thing is that now I’ve come out and I just act myself the “mickey-taking” has pretty much stopped. I’m a lot easier to get on with when I’m not trying to be something I’m not; I’m just being myself.”
“They way people look at you and see you is all different. People think you aren’t human and what you are is WRONG. So many times i have had people coming up to me and telling me that I’m WRONG for what I am. Sometimes I wonder whether they are true, but I’ve realised that they are the ones who are wrong and its them who need to understand that we are 100% NORMAL. I’ve began to accept what i am and i feel 75% better and every day i feel better about myself.”