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I never actually orally came out to any of my family – I wrote letters or texts, it seemed easier. My sexuality felt like an awkward subject regardless of my sexual orientation, something I didn’t overly want to discuss anyway. I think my parents already knew, using ‘he or she’ when referring to future lovers of mine.

My aunt and uncle, whom I lived with at the time, are deeply religious and have a history of being very homophobic. After many arguments and tears shed, they decided to be homophobic, but not towards me, I was someone they loved no matter what.

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