Coming OutMatt
(Coming out) can be hard. But it can also turn out ok.”

Matt’s moving video describes how he told his parents about his transgender identity. Growing up in a conservative area of Texas, Matt had fears about coming out, but he found his parents were more open than he expected.

“They just cried and said ‘We will do our best.’ They didn’t seem supportive but they were willing to try.”

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