Reza Farahan, who appears on Bravo's Shahs of Sunset, has said his coming out gay left his Iranian mother “hysterical.”

Farahan, 38, discussed how his mother confronted him about his sexuality at the age of 21 in an It Gets Better video.

“I lived at home. I had just come back from college. I was 21 years old. And I had gone out drinking that night,” Farahan said in the video. “And my mom called me into the kitchen the next morning. And I sat down across from her. I'm 21, she looks me dead in the eye and she said to me, 'Reza, are you a gay?'”

“And I thought in that moment, I either say yes or I have to live a lie for the rest of my life. And I don't know how I did it but in that moment I mustered up enough courage to say yes.”

“And she was hysterical.”

“At the end of two minutes, she pulled herself together, she looked me dead in the eyes and she said, 'You're my son. I love you. I will stick behind you until the day I die. And our relationship will never change from this point on.'”

Farahan, who was born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Beverly Hills, is among the group of six young Persian-American friends featured in Bravo's newest docu-series.

“The only reason I wanted to be on a reality show was to have an impact on someone's life. Someone from the Middle East who's at home thinking no Middle Easterners can live out loud and be themselves. That's not true; look at me,” he added. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)