Jonny Drubel is known as the snotty #RichKid on TV, but the openly gay reality star has his sensitive side, RumorFix is reporting.
And the 25-year-old is showing it in a new campaign called #ComingOutMatters, where he talks about how difficult it was for him to come out.
“When I was in high school, I decided to come out to a couple of my friends,” he says on a video. “One of those friends was not the friend I thought she was –and she told someone who told someone who told someone who then told someone. By the end of the week, every single person from my high school knew I was gay. I was devastated. I didn’t want everyone knowing and I wasn’t ready to tell anyone but my friends, but I didn’t have a choice at that point. I lived in a small town and I didn’t want my parents to hear from anybody but me.”
Jonny says he eventually mustered up the courage to tell his mom and dad after he told his three sisters individually.
“That moment I felt this weight lift off my shoulders,” he says. “They hugged me so tight and I will never forget that feeling.”
The #ComingOutMatters campaign was launched by Students Moving America, a non-profit organization focused on empowering students to take action.