(From struggling with coming out to his marriage to his partner on Christmas Eve, David sings to tell others that IT GETS BETTER)
From a very young age I always knew I was gay. My family moved to northern Idaho when I was around six years old and I didn’t leave there until I went to college. The schools I went to were small, and no one dared be different or stand out in any way. So I hid who I was.
After graduating high school, I left northern Idaho and went to Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. I first came out to my friends I made there but it wasn’t easy; I struggled. I thought if they knew I was gay, they would no longer be my friends. However, I was surprised when they had no problem with it.
The next hurdle was my family. I was 100-percent sure they would disown me when I came out. Some tears were shed at the time, but my family supports me and loves my partner as a son of their own.
On Christmas Eve 2012, after Washington passed gay marriage, my partner and I got married. I sing to show others who struggle with their sexual identity that it does get better and it will be okay.