We often read about various celebrities who just made a big splash coming out – but sometimes we forget that there are heroes all around us who give inspiration and strength to others. Heroes like Gary Bremen! He’s a National Park Service ranger who works in Biscayne National Park, leading boat tours and hikes and various other informational exercises.
“I feel like the creation of Stonewall National Monument has given me permission to talk about things I never felt I could talk about or was afraid to talk about before“, said Bremen.
“I was pretty nervous about telling my coming out story at Coral Gables High School because that is where I did my student teaching,” he said. “In fact, we did the program in the same classroom that I did my student teaching. I started to twitch as I walked in. I was nervous about telling my coming out story to kids who laughed and made fun of me when I was a kid. But it wasn’t that way this time, there was no laughs or snickers. It’s just normal for them now.”