Growing up Catholic, the concept of being gay wasn’t discussed. All I knew is that I felt off. I didn’t have the words for how I was feeling.
College helped me figure myself out because I met other people like me. I met a girl who became my whole world. I finally accepted that I was gay, but the thought of sharing that with the world petrified me. I had heard countless stories of people losing everyone they loved.
It took me many years to be able to tell my friends and family. I knew I had found the person who makes my heart sing and I didn’t want to live in hiding anymore. I finally found that courage to be free.
Coming out was the best decision I have ever made and it has allowed me to propose to the woman that I love. And that is what I am most proud of. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with her! ♥️
For whoever needs to hear this: put your happiness first no matter what, you won’t regret it.
This story was submitted by a human named Taylor.
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