It is obvious at the first glance that he is standing out. Anguteeraq was always “different”, not even noticing it himself. He was bullied at the public school in his hometown Maniitsoq, some 150km north of Nuuk, but always had his friends (back then and also now mostly females) he could count on. “Then I started to think that being different is uniq…and being normal is just boring.”
For two years he has been studying in the Gymnasium of Nuuk with the focus on “Creativity and Arts” and wants to become a fashion designer.
Anguteeraq lives in the student dorm close to his school.
Already in 2012 he made his coming-out…but only infront of his friends.
“Since that I changed my look from short hair to begin to grow it long and started to love makeup more and more.”
“I pretended that they were talking to themselves and ignored what they said, but inside I was crying.”
A “Belieber” from the beginning on, he told me.
Since he came out infront of his friends, his familymembers (here we se see an aunt and her husband) still don’t know it officially, but “they kinda’ accepting who I am, what I do in my life.”
“One of my nicknames is “little Elias”. When I was in public school I hated being called by that name…
…We didn’t talk, we didn’t know each other. It was only in the Gymnasium that we began to be friends…
…Now he’s my best friend/my fairy godmother.”
After finishing the high-school Anguteerag is planning to study in Denmark and doesn’t know if he will come back to Greenland.