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PFLAG Canada. There when it seems no one else is.
Do you have a story about coming out? Or are you close to someone who is?
Bryce is an incredible kid being raised by four gay parents. She just thinks she's an ordinary kid - because she is. She's surrounded by lots of love and would never want her life to be another way.
Terry is an amazing designer, but an even more amazing dad to his daughter Bryce. He is a confident gay male today, working through a tumultuous relationship with his mother. He is raising his daughter with three gay women.
Rex is an artist in Residence at the national ballet, former principal dancer in the Canadian Ballet Company and frequent guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance Canada. He always had support on his journey, and now he passes his support on to you.
At a young age, Jazz came to Canada with her family from Egypt. Although she's a strong and empowered woman today, her upbringing didn't always make her journey easy.
Even though Nicole's journey didn't start on a high note, she's certainly come into her own. Her struggle with her family's acceptance has given her the strength to share her story with us in the hopes of giving confidence to others.
Jennifer is the mom of a transidentified young man. She always knew her child was different, but she didn't always feel like she was giving the right support. She's still learning, but she's happy to have a relationship with her son.
The support Mike received on his journey from his friends and family has given him the strength to share and support others. He is a community activist and active member of the PFLAG Canada community.
Doug and Mike are a married couple who are both active in the gay community. Doug always had support from his mom - who is also now the founder of PFLAG Canada in Edmonton, AB.
Hannah is openly still exploring her sexuality and where she lives in the rainbow. She has a very supportive mother, but has not yet come out to her dad. Hannah's journey is still in progress, but shares her thoughts to help others also in the middle of their journey.
Eileen is a proud young woman who is completely comfortable with her sexuality. Her confidence is contagious! Her journey shows that not every coming out story is a negative experience and hopes to encourage others with her video.
Like many gay youths, Andrew was afraid of coming out to his family. He has found his comfort in a group of friends including Eileen, and hopes that by sharing his journey as a young Vietnamese gay male, he might inspire others, too.
Darlene was married to a man for seventeen years before she figured things out. She always knew that she was different, but didn't understand why that was. She's just now coming into her own and is happier than ever.
Adam's support system is fairly unique in that he found comfort first within his family. He is an aspiring photographer and fairly new Torontonian. His rural upbringing gives him a unique perspective on coming out.
Edgar always knew he was different, but wasn't always sure what that meant. Having not come out until much later in life, Edgar shares how he regrets not expressing his feelings earlier - especially to his father.