La morale commune est un syncrétisme où les préceptes religieux sont largement présents. It also helped my family to understand that I was not having a phase but living who I really was. In the same week I spoke with my sister, the day after with my brother and the day after with my parents.
Reunion Island is a French territory and is thus under French law. La musique et le cinéma sont alors devenus des refuges particulièrement apaisants. With hindsight and experience, I believe that being gay was a real opportunity for me.
Everybody I knew even from sight including my parents of course were aware of it in a flash. They were so hard trying to fit in any way possible, than this way of dealing with that subject broke all their codes.
Despite the resurgence of homophobia assumed, linked to the gay marriage bill that was finally passed in after months of hateful and homophobic manifestations. Realizing I did not fit the expectations linked to my gender date girls, be a competitor, practice sports, etc did not scare me.
What you do is amazing Kevin, and this journey will lead you to yourself, no doubt about it.