"Studying at BYU as a closet gay Mormon has been quite an experience. I finally decided to come out and stop living a lie," he writes in the video's description. "I'm still, and will forever be, a faithful Mormon, so it looks like I'm not going to marry and therefore live a single life through this mortal existence. Sucks."
On his blog, Hales records his daily live as a gay Mormon and his coming out experiences. He also addresses the fact that Mormon Church requires that homosexual members remain celibate throughout their life, a rule that he, as devoted Mormon, is willing to follow though he considers it to be "a taste of hell."