Dan | he/him | gay
[background noise present throughout the recording, music from Bath Spa’s Pride event]
Hi! Would you like to introduce yourself and your identities?
Yes, hi! I’m Daniel Lewis-Jones, and I identify as a gay man.
And how would you say that identity has changed how you interact with the world?
When it comes to my identity, I feel that when I came out it gave me a chance to be more honest with who I was. Which allowed me to be more open with other people, and have more of an understanding for them, because I wasn’t battling something in myself. I found that coming out for me was difficult, due to my religious beliefs. I was really conflicted on that, but I’ve found a freedom in all aspects of my life now, which I didn’t have before.
That’s really nice!