WATCH: A Gay Mormon Comes Out To His Family And Friends

In order to come to grips with his homosexuality, and to possibly help others, Mormon Jimmy Hales decided to document his coming out.

Jimmy captured the responses from his lifelong best friend, his brother, sister, roommates at Brigham Young University, high school and college buddies and, most adorably, his mother. (The Church of Latter Day Saints is  making an effort to reach out to them with a new website, Mormons and Gays.)

While Hales remains steadfast and optimistic throughout the entire thing, we just can’t get past that whole “life of celibacy” part.

(h/t: Slate)