Joserra became very close with a guy who was dating a mutual girlfriend.and the attraction was overwhelming. "When I touched him I felt like I was going to faint. Butterflies flew in my stomach and I heard music in my head. That was only when we hugged good-bye. Imagine when we kissed for the first time!" What started out as experimentation became serious when he realized he was in love. "Only at that moment did the word homosexual come into my head." He was 15.
1. What are the positives and negatives since coming out? - "For me being gay has been a really positive experience. When I have a new job I assume that everybody knows it and that has always worked for me. The challenges I have faced in my life have never been linked to my sexuality."
2. Any advice for those still struggling in secrecy? - "There is something about coming out that earns you the respect of the people...that's why you should do it."
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