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This Guy Came Out As Gay By Creating A Life Event On Facebook

"The one thing that I learned from Harry Potter saga is that nobody should ever live in a closet. You have got only one life. Live it well. Play it well. Don't be afraid of anything or anyone."

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This is Himanshu Singh, a Mumbai-based consultant. At the beginning of the year, Singh decided to come out to his close friends, his brother and his parents.

"My mother was actually very supportive," he said. "She said as long as I'm eating my meals on time and I'm healthy then we have no worries. In fact, she even asked if I'm dating someone."

The 27-year-old said he always knew that he was gay. "It wasn't a sudden realisation, I accepted it when I was 14 years old," he told BuzzFeed.

This is how he came out publicly on Friday.

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Singh said he wanted to inspire all those who are still in closet out of fear that others won't accept them.

"People reading this post would ask – Does it matter to anyone? Why do I need to shout the truth aloud?" he wrote. "If I lose friends, family and my loved ones over this, it is important to me. If this post could give courage to others, this is important to them. I don’t expect support as much as I expect respect as a human being. There are so many people out there who are still struggling to come out. I just want to give a message that you are not alone and I am with you."
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"People reading this post would ask – Does it matter to anyone? Why do I need to shout the truth aloud?" he wrote. "If I lose friends, family and my loved ones over this, it is important to me. If this post could give courage to others, this is important to them. I don’t expect support as much as I expect respect as a human being. There are so many people out there who are still struggling to come out. I just want to give a message that you are not alone and I am with you."

Singh's post has been flooded with positive comments with people appreciating how much this kind of openness is needed.

He said that people have also been calling him up asking him for advice and congratulating him for the post.

"Just the other day, someone called me and said that he was about to kill himself because he had lost all hope. But after reading my post, he said that it's inspired him to come out to the world," he said.
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"Just the other day, someone called me and said that he was about to kill himself because he had lost all hope. But after reading my post, he said that it's inspired him to come out to the world," he said.

Singh told BuzzFeed the one piece of advice he wants to give to people is to just be supportive. “Don’t make assumptions or judgments, because of your ignorance, someone is suffering,” he said.