Day 7 – How your parents took it or how you think they might take it
Barry: It was so easy. I’m pretty sure they already knew since I was living with a boyfriend at the time in a one bedroom flat. He cheated on me and we broke up. I was upset and called my mum. In the background my dad was doing his usual ‘what’s going on?’ and she flippantly said ‘Barry’s just phoning to say he’s gay’.
Later my dad called to make sure I was ok. I know. Charmed life. But I do have a terrible in-growing toenail.
Day 8 – What do you think the closet or being closeted means to you?
Barry: Cliches exist for a reason right? For me the closet means never being able to relax. Hiding from your true identity. Never being able to share exactly what you’re thinking.
I also know and understand that for many in less progressive countries it means safety, security and in some terrifying instances getting to stay alive.