Whatever it was that was intimidating me or that I thought was scary or gross is actually not," I think that's the best way to go about exacting change.Watch the show, and I think you will find that our family is just as ridiculous, as absurd, as dysfunctional, and as funny as everybody else's is.I won't name names because I'm not interested in being sued again, but they claimed they'd decided to move in a different direction.Down the road, I did end up getting another opportunity to be on cover, but I realize life is never going to be easy. Before you signed on to do , you'd said that you were worried about doing a reality TV show out of fear that your family would be attacked.
As a kid, I didn't know I was gay, so I just didn't understand why I was not attracted to boys.
I don't have a relationship with my father so it was never an issue. Is there anything you wish you'd known before coming out publicly? As a species, we're not perfect; we are constantly evolving and progressing.
With my mom, I broke her in slowly, like, "I think I might, maybe be bisexual, Mom." When I fell in love with a woman and told her I was gay, to this day, I swear she responded by saying something like, "If I were to fall in love with a woman, I think it would be Hillary Clinton." She denies it! You look at where we came in the last two years with gay rights, and it's enormous.
Now that you've filmed your first season, have your fears been confirmed, or has everyone been more welcoming than you'd expected?
It wasn't as though we weren't already getting attacks, so it was just more of the same once the show came out.