In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, we're sharing open letters from members of the community to their younger selves as a way to share the struggles and triumphs of living their colourful lives. This week, we have Romney "Ri" Ranjo, who had to conceal his true identity as a young boy but is now proud to let his true colours shine. Read about his long, sometimes painful, but ultimately fulfilling journey towards self-acceptance and the pieces of advice he would have given his younger self below.
I get it. I get how confused and afraid you are. I understand how it does seem like everything right now is blurry and scary, but I also know that something truly amazing awaits. Trust me, in the middle of the tunnel there's a clear mirror where you can see the true vision of who you are: a contented gay man. That’s right, 18 years from now you’ll finally be fully proud of who you partially are (there's more to you than being gay). You’re gay and that’s okay!