‘Shahs of Sunset’ Star Feared Being Gay Would Lead To Life of Lies, Suicide [VIDEO]

April 9, 2012 11:15 am
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Reza Farahan from “Shahs of Sunset” has made a habit of uploading YouTube rants about everything from personal hygiene to Ryan Gosling, but his latest video cracks open a more serious topic. As part of the “It Gets Better” campaign, the openly-gay Persian explains how difficult it was to be young and homosexual, but how happy he is that he stayed alive to see things improve.

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When Farahan was young and realize he liked boys, he thought “God made a mistake” which led Reza to like “men instead of women, which was wrong!” But one day he accidentally got his hands on a magazine that had gay men in it, which proved to Reza that there were other people in the world that felt the way he did.

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“The only reason I wanted to be on a reality show was to have an impact on someone’s life,” said Farahan looking deep into the camera. “Someone from the Middle East who’s at home thinking, ‘no Middle-Easterners can live out loud and be themselves.’ That’s not true: look at me.”

Watch the video below and hear about how Reza came out to his mother. The “Shahs of Sunset” season finale airs this Sunday at 10/9c on Bravo.


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