I decided to tell my friend Melissa. She was the very first person I told. She thought I was going to tell her that I was in love with her or that something was wrong. The next day I told my friend Lisa, and she had the same reaction. But they were both very welcoming of it. It really kind of gave me the energy and confidence to tell other people. I was just coming out left and right to people. When I got to that point, life just felt so much better for me. It was a lot lighter in a real way.
— Steven Lowe