Share this postPAIN for the Lost Years, but FREEDOM for Finally Living Authenticallywww.perspectiveshift.coCopy linkFacebookEmailNoteOtherPAIN for the Lost Years, but FREEDOM for Finally Living AuthenticallyHow Matt Bays first experienced and processed PRIDE after coming out as gay.Matt BaysSep 15, 2021∙ Paid1Share this postPAIN for the Lost Years, but FREEDOM for Finally Living Authenticallywww.perspectiveshift.coCopy linkFacebookEmailNoteOther3ShareThis week’s Perspective Shift comes via Matt Bays, author of the newly released memoir, Leather & Lace. Here is an excerpt, recounting some of Matt’s initial experiences with Pride after coming out a…Keep reading with a 7-day free trialSubscribe to Perspective Shift by Colby Martin to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.Start trialAlready a paid subscriber? Sign inPreviousNextA guest post byMatt BaysMatt Bays is a writer, speaker, and life coach. He joins the ranks of writers such as Anne Lamott and Glennon Doyle in offering readers honest and insightful compassion for the journey of life. He and his husband, Chris, live in Cincinnati, Ohio.