Monday, July 17, 2006

Boyzone - Father & Son

Name: Greg

Song that changed Greg's life:
(click to see)

The story behind the song:

Growing up I knew I was different from all the other boys. I wasn't interested in playing football at all, instead I preferred to hang out with the girls. I used to get called names and beaten up, so I decided to learn martial arts. I wasn't bullied as much after that, but I started to realize I might be gay when I started to develop feelings for my instructor. Sadly though, he was strait and did not take to kindly to my attention. So much so, that he turned violent toward me. It was a wake up call and I decided to come out. I told my parents who reacted badly. They called me names and they threw me out of the house, which hurt me deeply. I felt awful. I didn't know where to go or who to turn to. I even felt like commiting suicide.

Then one day my dad came in to find me. He apologized for what they had done to me and he said that they wanted me to come back home, which I did.

Some people have an easier time coming out, others, like me, haven't. I just wanted to let people know, those who are thinking about coming out, yeah, it can disturb a family, but with a bit of time and patience, everything can be healed.

That's what this changing track is about.