Victorian father of four, Shaun Williams, 53, kept his sexuality a secret for almost 25 years. “I had to decide between coming out, losing my family and my amazing wife or ending it all to get away from the pain I knew I was going to cause everyone.” In an interview with Daily Mail, Williams said, “I suppressed it, I decided it would be something I would die with.
I grew up in the 80s when there was a lot of gay-bashing, and the grim reaper with the AIDS ads made it, so I was too frightened to come out.”Eventually, not being himself started to affect his mental health. “I was struggling with depression and anxiety, I wasn’t being honest with myself,” he said.“My oldest daughter came out at 16, and two of my other children have come out as queer since.
I realised I needed to support them and be honest.”“Once I came out to him it was like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders.Read more on starobserver.com.au