Pedro, PhD Student/Electrical Engineer, Rio De Janeiro (Visiting from Campinas)

photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong

Pedro, in his own words: “Being gay really doesn’t have a meaning for me…when I first came out it felt like something wrong, but now its just normal.

Challenges I had are always related to my academic life, living abroad, and being accepted into one of the best universities in Brasil. My acomplishments are being able to live a comfortable life and visiting many countries around the world doing my work, as a researcher.

The gay comunity in Campinas is very closed minded. You have to be like all of them and everybody talks about everybody. Gossip is the rule.

Coming out was hard. I suffered a lot because I thought it was something wrong, but with time I realized it was just another characteristic, like being left handed. So, with the help of my friends and family, I can accept it just fine.

(If I could talk to myself before coming out, I’d say) Come out, to your loved ones. And do it fast.”

2 comments

  1. krishna

    everybody talks about everybody… i agree to ur words but one should not give the chance to talk about us .,nice photos u can be a nice friend to one and all.

Leave a Reply