A Bundle of Sticks | Issue One

  • John Furno

A chance for like-minded people to share their stories and hardships, letting them be heard to support and inspire others who feel frightened and scared to come out of the closet.

We live in a world where the LGBTQ+ community is slowly but surly getting better. It has come a long way but the process of ‘coming out’ still remains a trembling and terrifying one.

It can be a struggle. It can feel as if you are alone in the world where no one understands what you’re going through, where you expect the worst and hide your sexuality.

I experienced these feelings at the age of 19 (the year I ‘came out’) feelings I wouldn’t wish upon anyone when going through this time of self discovery. I had no one to turn to, no one who knew what I was going through or to tell me that everything was going to be okay, it was me and me alone. It was hard, real hard.
“Accepting who I am was the best thing I have ever done. There is nothing more miserable and sad then living a lie and not being true to yourself. There is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about. You are who you are, and anyone who can’t see past that doesn’t deserve to have you in their life. The world is so much brighter outside the closet.”
Their stories have made a change to the people they not only surrounded themselves with on a daily basis but others who now know they’re not alone. For us, this isn’t a choice but now a chance to let our voices be heard, to inspire those who feel frighten and afraid to tell them it’s okay to be gay and it does get better.

Get in touch, share your story and let your voice be heard.

We’re in this together... We are A Bundle of Sticks.
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