Brian came out as gay very late in life. After a lifetime of struggling through depression and suicide attempts, Brian finally came to terms with and accepted his authentic self. His experiences growing up in a heterosexist culture resonates with many gay men. The pressure to be heteronormative overwhelms so many gay youth and men to the point in which they see suicide as the only option. Brian hopes to tell his story to keep others from this course and help them live an authentic life.