Meet Luke and Adam Monastero – 21 year old Canadian twins who share their experience of coming out to their parents in this secretly recorded video.
The twins have an idea that the parents suspect Luke is gay, but will probably be surprised to learn Adam is too.
As coming out stories go, this is one of the good ones. The mother takes the news very well, and the dad – well, he barely looks up from his lunch. No drama here.
Luke explained he was afraid their sexual orientation would drive a wedge within their extended family, to which mama bear responded, “Well, you know what, Luke? If it does, hon, that’s their choice. It cannot be your worry or your burden. You can’t live your life for someone else…I’m just so glad you’re not keeping it from us anymore.”
Dad seemed cool with the news, too, just sitting there and enjoying his chicken.
“We’re officially out of the closet! I’m a free man! I feel alive,” they tell the camera at the end.
“I feel like my parents’ reactions were completely better than any of us thought they were going to be, and hopefully this will show you guys that people don’t really care and your parents will love you no matter what,” Luke says.
“That’s kind of why we’re making these videos—to just show people that are gay in the closet you know you can just be who you are and not to be afraid,” Adam adds.