My name is Sam. I have a YouTube Channel where I talk about coming out of the closet, dealing with depression, and learning how to be yourself.
I met my boyfriend online in November of 2009, while I was still closeted to my friends and family. He lived in Los Angeles, while I lived in Bible Belt America. I didn’t think our relationship would go beyond Skype because I didn’t know when, or if, I could come out.
But the support he provided gave me the courage to come out in February 2010, and three months later – with my family’s blessing – I quit my job and moved to Los Angeles to be with him.
Yep, I left everyone and everything I’d ever known and drove my car-full of belongings to the Golden State in true Hollywood fashion.
I then created this blog to show that there is life after coming out. It’s not always pretty, mind you. In fact, it can be downright terrifying. But if you want to grow as a person, you have to step outside your comfort zone.