Wes Allen, Gay
Senior, Theater Performance
INVOLVEMENTS AT OU:
School of Theater, Lost Flamingo Company and Open Doors
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO BE OUT?:
To be 100% honest with yourself and with others. It's not being out to brag or to set an example but to be alright with yourself.
WHY ARE YOU PROUD?:
I am proud of being gay because I can be a voice for others. I am proud of being gay because it is a part of my identity. I am most proud of being out and proud and alive.
WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART ABOUT COMING OUT?:
It was so long ago, but it was most difficult coming out to my family. Didn't know if they would be ok with it, it took a while but they came around.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHERS WHO COME OUT?:
Don't hold back, Don't be afraid, it will feel a lot better not having to hold onto the big secret of your sexual orientation.
THOUGHTS FOR NON-LGBT PEOPLE ABOUT LGBT PEOPLE AND CONCERNS:
Thank you for continued support.