Life as a Gay Traveller: The Inspiring Short Going Viral
Johnny is an Irish traveller, that as a closeted gay man in a community which often marries between 16 and 18, lived in fear of living his truth or disguise it with a heterosexual marriage, and live in misery.
In a short doc, Johnny shares his inspiring coming out story that dismisses many of the negativity associated with the travelling community. He spoke to C&C about growing up, mental health, and perceptions of the community.
“I started to panic,” Johnny relives being 15. “Between coming out as gay, or getting married, both scenarios seemed really traumatic.” With two straight brothers, one a year younger that married at 16, you can imagine the growing pressure. So Johnny took a step back from the travelling community and tried to educate himself
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