”When I told my father I was gay he responded with: ‘No, you are not. You are mistaken.’ It took me 35 years to tell him that.
It still hurts when I think about his response. He is not a bad person, I love my father but he will never understand how I can love another man. Here in The Philippines, there is a don’t ask don’t tell kind of mentality when it comes down to homosexuality. A few years ago, I made an important decision. I choose to not care anymore about other people’s opinions or ideas how I should live my life. I choose happiness and so far that feels pretty good.”
(Manila, Philippines)

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