David Archuleta shared his journey towards self-discover a year after coming out.
Posting on all his social media accounts last Saturday, June 11, singer-songwriter David Archuleta went on a trip down memory lane as he recalled during the first anniversary since publicly announcing that he is part of the LGBTQ+ community his journey over the past year.
The 31-year-old singer remembered what he was feeling a year ago and reflected on what has happened since then. In a lengthy post, he shared what it’s like coming out of the closet and being who he truly is.
“A year ago I was pulling weeds and felt in my heart I needed to open up about something that before I always considered unthinkable. Unimaginable. Always considered my greatest fear. But that day I felt peace with myself. I wasn’t afraid anymore of who all of me meant. Even if that meant I liked guys,” he wrote.
David revealed that it wasn’t his intention to come out during Pride Month. According to the singer, it just happened–– saying it felt natural for him to do so. He cited the events that were unfolding before his announcement.
“I didn’t plan to come out during pride month. It was just the natural flow of events the days prior coming to terms with myself and deciding to say it out loud after ending an engagement I had to a great and understanding girl just a couple weeks before. I didn’t want to hide anymore,” he revealed.
In his post, he also shared that his ex-fiancé was one of the three girls he was close to marrying. However, he decided it was unfair for both parties if he would just be hiding and marrying off without fully acknowledging who he really is.
Fast forward to a year later, David shared that once again he was pulling the weeds again as he reflected on what has transpired in his journey of self-discovery. He admitted that he still has a lot to learn about himself.
“They call it pride month. I’m learning what that means for me. To have pride in who all I am is. Including being gay or bi or queer. Idk what word to use I think queer is a good broad term lol. But I’m not too worried about picking either. I’m letting myself figure myself out with time. I spent 30 years trying to disregard it,” he said.
“I imagine it’ll take time to fully understand myself. I never thought I was something to be proud of but rather ashamed and why I tried so hard to change. I see why they encourage pride when we’ve always associated queerness with shame but it really is something that is beautiful. So I hope you strip that shame and hate you may feel for yourself and replace it with love. Happy pride,” he added.