Do Not Be Afraid To Be Yourself.

I just wanted to say to those that are out and to those whom are closeted: do not be afraid to be yourself. For a little over 16 years i was who people wanted me to be and i hated it. Day after day of depression because life wasn't good enough and people still thought of me like crap. I hated the way I acted because I loved who I was but was scared of what others thought of me. As some know, I came out of the closet and announced that I'm gay on April 26th, 2004 and since than my life has changed. True there is still some depression but the depression isn't as bad knowing that you are yourself.

Don't be afraid to show the world your homosexuality. If you want to wear unisex looking clothing because you like it then wear it. If you want to wear rainbow clothing than wear it. If you want to speak about homosexuality then speak about it.

Not to sound conceited but it took me until a month ago to realize that the world doesn't revolve around me. Everyone has their own dreams, their own goals, their own life; including their own faults and failures. I always felt that the world focused on my faults and failures and that's basically why I was depressed and I know there are others out there that are in the same boat as I was.

So to conclude, don't be afraid to be yourself. It's better to be who you are than being who others want you to be. It makes you feel better on the inside and on the outside. There will be people that love you for who you are and hate you for who you are - whether you act to please people or act like yourself.

Never fear what others think. Everyone fears looking in the mirror to see themselves. Everyone fears what others will think. Everyone fears. Because of this you know that not everyone is focusing on your looks or your faults or your failures. And if your still depressed and questioning if people will love you, walk up to the mirror and say "I love what I see" because all that matters in reality is that you love yourself - and then others will love you too.