when i knew #3.

by Michael King

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“I actually struggled with myself since about the age of eleven.

“Four years later, on New Year’s Eve, I was helping this single mother of five babysit, and all the kids went to bed. So there we were, me and this grown woman, and we were talking about how being gay is okay while we were taking down her Christmas tree.

“I told her ‘I think I’m gay.’

“She made a point to look at me and asked ‘You think? or you know you’re gay?

“And that’s when I realized I’m gay. No more doubts. It was also the first time I realized that nothing will really change; the same people will love me regardless.”

– A