As I have said for most of my life I just knew I was different, but I had no idea what that meant. I did my best to hide from it or ignore it because being more real made life difficult. So some aspects of my personality I kept stifled.
When some of my kids came out as LGBT, things started changing. I wasn’t going to give up on my kids. On the other hand, they were identifying as something that many felt was wrong. I had to understand this. As I studied, pieces of the puzzle of my past and who I am started to slowly come together.
As the pieces came together it became harder and harder to hide those parts of my life. So when we moved to Utah, my wife and I decided to start focusing on how all of this might relate to me. At the time I didn’t know where that was going to lead, but we worked through it together.