This morning I was getting dressed for work at 07:08:09 on 10/11/12. Y'all know I love days like this....
It's also National Coming Out Day.
But I don't think that people should feel pressure to come out if they feel this is a bad thing or if they feel shame... like it's a drinking problem. There is nothing bad about being gay!
I wrote my life story about growing up gay in a small mormon town in Utah, my experiences with the mormon church and coming out to my family. It's on a website called Gay Mormon Stories. At the end of my story I added my email address and invite people to contact me if they would like. I've gotten many emails from people all over the world and 2 emails just this week. I always respond and I've found that sometimes people just want to share their story and make that first admission to someone that they are gay.
But it also makes me feel very happy and lucky that I have moved past all of that. I am out, I am living a good life and I am content.