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Being called names….being the outcast. That’s what it meant to come out of the closet in a small town ten years ago. Today, Dr. Ryan Lowery’s brother, Steven, recounts his journey on finding support and acceptance as a gay man. Hear his advice for anyone considering coming out and how you can be supportive if a friend of the family member comes out to you.


Enjoy the show!

 

Takeaways

It doesn’t matter if your gay, straight, bi, trans, or anything else. You are a human being and you deserve to be treated with the same love and support as anyone else.

 

Links/Resources

 The Trevor Project

Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians

The Human Rights Campaign

 

Show Notes:

  • Steven’s experience coming out of the closet 1:53
  • How Ryan’s perspective about being gay has changed 5:40
  • Derogatory terms and how things have changed since the 2000s 7:55
  • Steven’s advice for anyone thinking about coming out of the closet 11:14
  • Looking at things from a perspective and being supportive 12:38
  • Resources on your Journey and where to find support 14:22

 

Tweetable quotes

“I don’t care if you're bi, you’re gay, you’re straight, you’re trans. It doesn’t matter. You’re a human being.”

“Make sure you have a strong foundation of support. You know your family very closely. You can almost predict whether or not it is going to go well or if there is going to be some trepidation, and it’s unfortunate that burden falls on the person coming out. Give them time, seek to understand, and education.”

“You’ll eventually find your people. That journey can be long and wrapped with hurdles and obstacles, but one day you’ll overcome them  and be able to truly live your best self.”

 

Dr. Ryan Lowery’s Instagram page: @ryanplowery

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