“Besides being a father, coming out has been the best thing I’ve ever done.” Chad’s “band-aid,” or avoidance mechanism, was always to reach out in an attempt to fix other people’s problems. He felt that, as long as he did this, he didn’t have to face the attractions he hid. During his wife’s second pregnancy, Chad recognized that he needed to starting being honest with those around him or else resign himself to a life of depression. He has now been out for fifteen months and he has never been more happy or confident. He maintains a close relationship with his wife and sons, although he “would not advocate for any gay man to marry a woman,” as, in his experience, it leads to a lot of pain for both parties.
(The views expressed in this interview do not necessarily reflect those of the producers of Far Between but are reflective of some aspects of what it means to be homosexual and Mormon today.)