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I was very nervous coming out to my mum. I must admit I was in a real bad place before I said anything because I wasn’t happy in myself, I wasn’t proud of anything in my life at the time. It got to the point where I would snap at my parents sometimes and it was wrong of me to do. My mum broke down the night that I told her, she told me she used to be scared of me. Things like that make you self assess who you are as a person. I realised I was hurting those around me, just to hide a secret within myself. I felt at that moment that it was right to tell her. To be honest it was a way to let her know how much I love her, by letting her be the first to know. It was the most incredible moment because she just turned around and said ‘I don’t care’. I am very lucky to have that support behind me.

February is LGBTQ+ History Month. Read about the work we are doing to support Stonewall's 'Acceptance without Exception' campaign in support of the LGBTQ+ community.