Markus, in his own words: “Today, being gay means the same to me as having blue eyes. So there’s nothing special about it, I’m just born this way.
Challenges: to know what I want to work, saying: “I’m gay”, moving from Berne to Lucerne, dealing with a narcissistic boyfriend. Successes: finding great friends to live with, having the best people in my life, saying: “I’m gay”, working in a psychiatry, being happy.
I’ve always known I’m gay but didn’t tell anyone, because I was too young. With 12 I heard it’s not normal being gay, so I definitely didn’t tell anybody. With 19 I understood what it’s about to be gay and that I’m not the only one in this world. That’s the reason I came out to my family and my friends. Everything went alright! Short story to tell, but it was a long way to go!
(With regards the LGBTQ community in Lucerne) I don’t know it. I’m not much of a community-guy.
(Advice to my younger self) Don’t worry.”