Will Blair can describe his family in three words: southern, conservative, Baptist.
“I’m kind of the black sheep,” he said.
Blair was 17 and living in rural Lake County when he came out as gay to the grandparents raising him.
Last year, at 32, he had to come out a second time: as HIV positive.
“It’s hard dealing with letting the people close to you know,” Blair said. “Because some people, even the ones close to you, even though they’re talking to you and you hear the words coming out their mouth, you know that behind what they’re saying is judgment.”