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The Bi Life’s Michael Gunning and Ryan Clearly share coming out stories

December 14, 2018 7:45 AM
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The Bi Life’s Michael Gunning and Ryan Clearly share coming out stories

The Bi Life stars Michael Gunning and Ryan Clearly are sharing their gay and bisexual coming out stories.

PinkNews spoke to the reality stars about their coming out stories and personal experiences with their sexuality.

Before coming out publicly as bisexual on The Bi Life, Ryan Cleary realised he fancied guys “when I hit puberty” but didn’t come out to anyone for several years.

Being in the closet and not having anyone to talk to left him feeling “really depressed” until he had a conversation with his mum.

Michael Gunning came out publicly on The Bi Life—first as bisexual—and later in the show realised he is gay.

Being a professional swimmer meant he rarely had time for dating or relationships until he flew out to Barcelona to appear on The Bi Life with a group of bisexual men and women.

The Bi Life‘s Ryan Cleary told PinkNews: “You don’t want to look back on your life and be like I lived for what I thought certain people in society wanted.

“I hear people’s worries and I don’t want people to feel like that because it’s that’s not a life to live.

“If it’s safe for you to come out then I would definitely advise you to do so—just to a friend, to a family member, and then to take it from there.

“Whatever it is that you feel you are, it’s important that you do express that because life is short.”

Michael Gunning agreed: “It’s just [about] making people realise ok, I’m not alone and I can do this.”


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