- Posted August 11, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Why Robin Williams' death is devastating to me
Today, when I heard the news, I started to break down.
Robin will never know what he and Nathan Lane did for me, and I have never met the pair of them.
Growing up my sister loved to watch the movie the birdcage. I was too young to understand it exactly, but I knew it felt right to me. As I got older I knew that I was gay. Yet I had reservations about coming out.
One night I was re-watching the film, and it hit me. The scene when Williams and Lane are sitting on the bench an Williams character says " There's only one place in the world I call home, and that's because you're there."
That is what I wanted in life, to find a partner and have that kind of connection. I knew it was time to come out, and live how I wanted to. I called my Uncle that night and told him. One at a time I told people I cared about. most being very receptive.
Albert and Armand gave me meaning, and an understanding of who I really am and who I want to be. For that I will always be thankful for the Birdcage, Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.