Happy Pride 2018
On this last day of Pride Month, I’d like to share something that I’ve never shared publicly. I am gay. Over the last 7 months I have started sharing this news with immediate family and some friends. I have struggled with this truth my entire life, tried to wish it away, hide it away, and pray it away as a child. I thought being gay was something that I needed to be ashamed of and was a lifelong struggle that was mine to carry alone.
On the morning of December 2, 2017 I came to the realization that I would not die without sharing my truth. I was finally able to put into words what I had been feeling my entire life. That night I said those words out loud, to Alison, for the first time. When I came out to Alison and then later to our kids, this became more than just my news to share. This new information affects Alison, Haley and Bryce as well. I want them to feel free to share however much or little they wish to share in this new journey we are on together as a family.