Archive for the ‘Coming out Videos’ Category
So Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is history. This is what that means:
The second video is considerably harder to watch than the first. His mom starts quoting the Bible.
Telling his Dad
Telling his Mom
He finally admitted to himself that he was gay. It left him lonely and depressed.
“I felt like I would never, ever be in love,” Challender said.
He thought about suicide, and developed a stutter. He felt so awful and fearful in public restrooms, he’d cross the street to use a bathroom.
By his junior year, however, he was able to talk with friends about it, and they were supportive. He started to accept being gay and told his family.
Today as an 18-year-old senior, Challender has taken a bigger step, telling his story publicly in a video posted two weeks ago on YouTube as part of the national “It Gets Better” Project.
Out of the closet, onto YouTube – A gay Bozeman teen shares his struggles – The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: News.
Christian gay man studying counselling at seminary talks about the false promises of the ex-gay movement and the hope of being yourself.
Resource he mentions:
Dudes, you need to watch this. Great story from the It Gets Better Project.
“I climbed a bridge to jump off it–because I was gay. 28 years later, I want to say why I’m so glad I didn’t. It gets better.”
I’m sure plenty of you have seen the news reports of the suicides in America this week.
He’s called on gays to tell their stories on YouTube to reassure gay teens that life does get better after school. It’s really taken off!
I know some of you are working on your own vids. I want links, people.
I’m also going to go through some of the videos and pick out some to blog.
To begin, I’ll include Michael Urie‘s video:
There will be more to come!
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I hate soaps, but I thought this storyline was cute. The mother’s acting is horrific.
Obviously in any new situation it’s hard to come out — and harder for some than for others, depending on your temperament. It seems obvious she has no trouble with the world knowing — I’m sure she’s aware the cameras are running — , but it seems to be the immediate reaction of her peers that worries her the most. I think that’s pretty normal too.
H/T to Towleroad
I love You Tube coming out videos, and I think this one is especially cute. He gives some good advice too because he knows people are watching these videos who have questions of their own.
Also, best screenshot from it:
Another You Tube coming out story. There are loads of them there.
This one is particularly interesting (and a little bit sad) as he talks about a gay friend he trusted to tell when he was first coming out, but who then used that information against him until he finally told everyone anyway.
It does illustrate one argument for coming out very well — that when you’re closeted, you are at the mercy of others. It also shows how the community can suck sometimes.
It was only 6 months ago that we all found out that Elyse Keaton is a lesbian! Well… not Elyse, but the actress who played her.