Tom Daley’s boyfriend Dustin Lance Black contemplated suicide over own battle to come out as gay

The 39-year-old Oscar-winner grew up in a Mormon household in San Antonio,  Texas, and has spoken about his early struggle with his sexuality

Screenwriter  Dustin Lance Black has previously spoken about his own battle to come out – even contemplating suicide.

The  39-year-old Oscar-winner grew up in a Mormon household in San Antonio, Texas

Speaking about his early struggle with his sexuality, he said: “Texas kept me  very quiet. I had thoughts of suicide.

“I was a pretty dark kid because I had an acute  awareness of my sexuality and was absolutely convinced that I was wrong.”

 

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