Chief Information Officer (retired)
It has been a struggle for Dan to find his authentic self due to family and religious influences throughout his life.
From Eastern Canada, this 57 year old man has identified as being gay for a little over 10 years. After leaving an 18 year marriage Dan had to rebuild his life from scratch. Spirituality, friendships, self esteem, family relationships were all very different as a gay man.
This journey for Dan began by loathing himself for who he was inside. Storming-norming-conforming is a term that Dan identifies with first hand. It took years to rebuild his life to what it is today. It was not easy but was necessary to begin accepting himself for who he was.
Lastly, but most importantly, Dan is a proud father of a daughter who is currently attending university.