Just as there’s no timetable for coming out, people accept themselves at varying rates. Maybe you grew up in an environment where you were always encouraged to be open and honest, and realizing you were gay was like realizing you had freckles on your back. If so, consider yourself lucky.
For countless others, self-love is an uphill battle.
For those who are still ascending, here’s a bit of hope from the guys on Whisper who have finally broken through: