National Coming Out Day: 'If I were to die, I needed my parents to know who their son truly was'
Independent.ie are looking to share stories from readers for National Coming Out Day.
Independent.ie reader Andres Nikolas Ordorica wrote in to tell us their experience.
Every gay person gets asked two questions all the time. First, when did you come out of the closet? Second, do your parents know you are gay? If it took me almost until nineteen to come out of the closet for myself, then it took a month and some days before my twentieth birthday to tell my parents. Almost an entire year out of the closet and they knew nothing. The circumstances were hard and I will never forget the day I finally told them.