In an exclusive interview for aTeen, celebrity blogger and TOWIE star Vas J Morgan (26) talks about being gay and his family’s belief that being gay is wrong.
Let’s start at the beginning. When did you realise you were gay?
When I was 16 everyone kept asking me if I was gay and it got me starting to question my sexuality. I’d honestly not thought about it before then so I went out and bought a gay mag. My parents found it and shut the whole thing down. My mum sat me down and said most kids may think about it, but it is a choice to be gay – so I chose not to think about it. I was happy living my life. I didn’t think I’m gay but pretending not to be. I honestly didn’t think I was. So I just ignored it for about five years.
You thought it was a choice. Do you still feel that way?
I honestly don’t know. I feel like I could be with a woman but I guess I wouldn’t be as happy as I would be if I was in a relationship with a man. At the moment I don’t think I would be happy with either. I have never had a serious relationship. I have never been in love, I feel like I’m always forcing it with anyone. Is that normal? I feel I would never be able to bring a man home to my family. My mum and dad will never accept it. Even my brother and sister who have been so supportive, I know they still feel uncomfortable with it.
What’s their problem?
My family who are very religious. They don’t understand someone being gay and really judge me. I think they find me an embarrassment to the family and that makes me feel bad. They don’t want me to be openly gay on the show which is hard. They genuinely believe you go to hell if you are gay.
This saddens me. Hopefully one day his family members will stop living in denial and will eventually accept him for who he is.
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