Re: Coming out...
Yeah, I have a job and I live in a rented house with my boyfriend. And I have just recently moved to Toronto with my boyfriend away from my hometown in Perth, Australia. It's not easy to just cut ties with my parents/family because I don't want too, I love them so much and am really close to them. On the other hand I love my boyfriend too. Ugh.
I'm just not ready to tell them for now. Maybe in a couple of years time, I don't know.
Moving to another country especially a LGBT tollerant like I presume Canada is serves as a perfect opportunity to start your life from the scratch and should allow you to come out in the new enviroment. I gather that you don't have any friends from Australia living there and I doubt any of the new people you meet in Toronto will call your home back to say anything about the whole deal either. Of course coming out to your parents is not something you should do on the phone but I think that the sooner your mother finds out about it the better. I can't possibly think what's it like to be hiding your orientation, but I hope you'll find the courage to come out soon
If I were your mum and I read this sentence I'd smack you upside the head and tell you to come out of the closet. I think you'd be surprised by people's capacity to put their prejudices aside for the sake of their loved ones
. Your mum loves you more than she hates gay people. I guarantee that.
Well, I rarely agree with egalite, but that's probably the case here. It might look different if Julian came out of the third world country or deeply religious background (and I'm not saying about Christianity since the Muslim countries seem far more strict than Roman Catholic ones for instance) but I suspect it's much more easier when you're living in a Protestant country like Australia or Canada.
Shafanovic's situation is much more complicated especially that Indonesia has the biggest population among Muslim countries over the world IIRC.
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