As I'm sure most of you know that June is pride month and the @The Mix have asked me to do an special post on this,
As some of you know I'm an cis gay male (cis = not transgender) who has been out since August 2018 and this year was my first pride parade experience, I wanted to talk to you all about it,
Now overall the atmosphere was amazing and it was great to meet other people in the community, I had an few issues with getting to pride as I do live in an very closed minded village, meaning instead of going cul to oxf, I had to go cul to did to rdg to oxf to avoid certain individuals,
When I arrived at Oxford just after leaving the station I remember having my rainbow tot bag out and I had two guys shout out load saying "I love the bag babe" which was absolutely amazing,
For Oxford pride, I was surprised by strong police presents all over Oxford that day which was quite reassuring, i went to pride with my boyfriend and a few friends (mostly my boyfriends friends) we spent most of the around exploring all the stalls around and just parade around oxford with all of are rainbows,
Overall Oxford Pride was amazing and I absolutely loved it, it was an great experience for me and as this Saturday (22/06/19) I will be attending Abingdon Pride festival.
Now I want to move onto my boyfriend, He's an cis gay male whos came out to his friends but in the closet when with his family, His parents are very homophobic as when i found out when he tried coming out to them, I actually had to talk him down from ending his life, and this was about an month ago
Even though my parents have told me I should end it i'm choosing not too as he need someone that is caring and needs someone to come to be away from his parents,
I want to move onto coming out now, so as i've said I came out in August 2018, My parents are really supportive and open minded and have no problem with the LGBTQ+ community but even though knowing that i still came out to my best friend while on NCS (its an summer programme for 16 or 17 year olds) and then i worked my way alone to my friends on NCS i made and it wasn't until september I came out to my parents, i remember waiting at the hospital for my cardiologist appointment and I said to my mum "Im gay" just completely out of nowhere,
In the nearly an year i've been out as gay, i've experience an lot of stuff and i have no doubt in my mind that i wont have more ups and downs as my life carries on, i'm always here to answer anyone questions that they may have or if their anyone is questioning their gender or sexaulity, i'm always here to talk things through via an thread in "gender and sexuality" or just message me, i will keep everything private and i wont share it.
if their is anyone else in the LGBTQ+ community on his forum that wants to talk im always free,
Much love and Stay Safe