I’m extremely touched. I was the third person (besides his parents) that he has told. The situation is sad. He is Mormon (a religion that is completely against homosexuals in every single way) and has been having a hard time with it. Though he is secure in his own skin and his sexuality, his family and his religion tries to make him insecure about it.
His parents told him it was a phase. They blamed his love for music on his gay-ness. They made him swear not to tell his brothers and sisters because it would ‘give them a bad image of their older brother’. His family is starting to alienate him. The suicide rate in Utah (where nearly everyone is Mormon) for boys between the age of 16-24 is extraordinarily high.
I just wanted to reach out and beg all of you on tumblr to be accepting of everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation. It’s something that they can’t control; no one is born and ‘decides’ or ‘grows’ gay.
My heart goes out to every single one of you who are struggling with similar problems, and just know that there are people in the world who love you for who you are.