Thomas Teneti used food to cope with the fact that he was hiding a secret.
But everything changed when Thomas Teneti shared his secret with his nephew who told him “That is no reason to give up living. We can’t change what people accept.”
By the time he’d worked up the courage to tell the rest of his family, Thomas said he was no longer looking for acceptance. He just wanted them to hear it from him.
Since coming out as gay to his family, he has joined the PHATT program and has lost over 150kg.
Here’s his story as told on Australia’s Channel Nine News:
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