“When I was 14 or 15 years old, I thought I was going to be a priest. I already knew I was gay, but I thought it would work out because I would never have to deal with people asking me why I didn’t have a girlfriend. I thought I would have a good excuse. I was 28 when I finally told my parents. My parents were religious so I thought it wouldn’t fit with their religion. But when my mother found out I was gay she stopped going to church. She stayed religious, but interpreted the bible as a guideline for loving people, not judging or excluding them. The church was very anti-LBGT back in those days so it was nice to be supported.”

“What’s the point of life if you’re not able to be yourself?”

“It’s powerful to see couples who exemplify the diversity of the human race.”

“I wrote that I was gay, and that people should be more respectful to each other even if they are different.”