Gay, Closeted, and Heartbroken in Morocco. | Transcript

Gay, Closeted, and Heartbroken in Morocco.

My name is Anthony Mercurio and I’m from San Francisco. In 2009 I studied abroad and lived in Morocco, studying Arabic. I came out of the closet when I was very young, I was 15. Out and proud and pretty loud about it. I grew up in, I was lucky … Continue reading


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