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The Adventures of Ivan and Thor: A Coming Out story

IVAN CRUZ (and Thor)
Friday, January 31, 2014

“I never imagined the day I’d come out. For a long time, I lived in the same fear that many others currently live in. With the help of my best-four-legged-friend, Thor, I decided to make this video and share my coming out story. A big thanks to all the brave people on here who have taken the time to share their own coming out stories and that have inspired me to do the same.

“This is my story. Enjoy.”

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  1. <3

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:23am
  2. Looks like this is Columbus Ohio based by the elephant fountains. Thor has a great best friend

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:26am
  3. !WORD!

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:27am
  4. That was beautiful, Ivan thank you for sharing your story with the world. ^-^ I hope you and Thor have a very good life together ^-^

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:29am
  5. This is so very special! Than you from an old man & his 4 cats!

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:34am
  6. And this old man, his puppy & her kitten! They came as a pair.

    Replied on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11:35am
  7. Very sweet :-D

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:35am
  8. Thanks for sharing your story Ivan & Thor it was very beautiful.

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:35am
  9. beautiful!

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:37am
  10. Don’t ever be afraid to be you.

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:39am
  11. If this is the just the 1st adventure, I look forward to many more.
    It brought tears to my eyes, and a joy to my heart.

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3:04am
  12. So freaking sweet! I cried! That is such an amazing way to share your story! :)

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3:18am
  13. ohh he stole my dog ass lol

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3:20am
  14. OMG!…His Weenie dog is Thor???…My Chiweenie is named Loki!!…lol

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3:48am
  15. Truly brought tears to my eyes. What a great way to put it out there!

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 4:03am
  16. Congratulations you two…..looking forward to the news that says” THOR has two DADS. Love you guys!!!

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 4:19am
  17. OMG!!! I am crying…<3 this!!

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 4:36am
  18. Kylie Hope Pilger

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 4:54am
  19. Utterly sickening.

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 6:07am
  20. Why?

    Replied on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 6:20pm
  21. awesome video loved it !!

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 6:14am
  22. Brilliant story n i love how it was told with the pooch.x

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 6:27am
  23. I think the most they can do in this situation is leave one stall for family/unisex purposes. I couldn’t justify more than 3 types (male, female, and unisex) of restrooms to myself or anyone else.

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 6:49am
  24. Thor looks like my bruiser lol

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 7:43am
  25. Lovely :)

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:26am
  26. This is piwerful.

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:32am
  27. I have two doxies bullet and rufas they saved my life and are making my transation so fun.

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:58am
  28. Welcome to the party!

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11:34am
  29. That is so beautiful

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11:39am
  30. Ivan&Thor: from a gay man I came out at 19, 1979. My fam loves me, friends& Curly joe Hannah, Gretta(dogs) and cat Jasper keep me sane. Geo:)

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11:59am
  31. My best friend is ALSO a black-and-tan miniature dachshund, named Roxie! All the better to tug at my heartstrings…awesome work!

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:07pm
  32. I had a wire-haired silver dapple who went by Simon. This made me miss him all over again. This was brilliant.

    Replied on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:47pm
  33. y que tiene derecho de casarse con el perro!

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:51pm
  34. Dogs are truly AWESOME! You can always count on them to be there for you.

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:01pm
  35. that is soooo beautiful :-)

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:11pm
  36. Utterly amazing. :)

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:47pm
  37. Beautiful. Thanks Ivan and Thor for an inspiring video. Thor you remind me of Steffie. I miss her so very much. Have a wonderful life together.

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3:16pm
  38. I hope this is about another guy and not the dog…

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3:41pm
  39. This is the cutest story ever!

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:51pm
  40. Love this story

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:27pm
  41. Ivan thank you for sharing your story and I only hope and wish that it can help others. Beautiful it made me cry. I love my son unconditionally and he is very happy and so am I. Take care and Thor is one very lucky dog to have you as his best friend. :) <3

    Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11:26pm
  42. So cute!!

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:37am
  43. Beautiful!!

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:56am
  44. Fabulous.

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 6:04am
  45. Loved it!

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 6:26am
  46. I cried so cute

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 6:29am
  47. LOVE. This story!!!! Truly inspirational

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 6:43am
  48. how adorable r they!? :)

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 7:25am
  49. welcome out.. cute doggie x

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 8:51am
  50. I love his story. And the dog is so cute.

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 9:38am
  51. So awesomely beautiful

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12:24pm
  52. so sweet <3

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 2:46pm
  53. So sweet and great story

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 3:17pm