Very true, Alessandro Zan confides: “Coming out? In the family I was not accepted, with my father a tragedy. I grew up where homosexuality was a disease”

Very true, Alessandro Zan confides: “Coming out? In the family I was not accepted, with my father a tragedy. I grew up where homosexuality was a disease”
Very true, Alessandro Zan confides: “Coming out? In the family I was not accepted, with my father a tragedy. I grew up where homosexuality was a disease”

The deputy of the PD Alessandro Zan he told himself without filters a very true, in an interview aired yesterday, November 6 on Canale 5. “I knew fear when I realized that being gay was not a possible option in the society I lived in – he confided to Silvia Toffanin and then let himself go to more intimate and personal statements-. In the family it was not accepted and my classmates they made homophobic jokes. The only chance I had was to hide ”. The opportunity for rebirth, in England, during a year on Erasmus. When he finds the courage to come out to his family, he is a young adult who studies at university and teaches computer science in night schools. “My mother welcomed me and was very close to me. With my father, however, it was a tragedy. He grew up in a particularly traditional family, marked by a difficult childhood and raised in a cultural context where homosexuality was considered a disease. When I told him we haven’t talked to each other for months“, He said.

Then he explained: “I passed gods difficult times, I decided to leave home but it was a necessary choice that then united us again. In fact, after an initial angry reaction, my father started his path that led him to accept me“: He later added:“ In the end, he tried to make up for it and showed me all his support, he even got involved in my electoral campaign. He also said to me: ‘When are you getting married to a man?’ ”. Is this man there? “I’m single at the moment“, He told Silvia Toffanin. “Those stadium screams after the rejection made us ashamed, but the battle continues, I owe it above all to the boys”, he finally concluded, referring to the bill that bears his name and sunk in the Senate on 27 October last.

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