HAPPY PRIDE! Love is nonbinary.💙💜❤️🧡💛💚
“We will not be silenced & I won't sit down. I'm gay & proud, might not be loud, but I found my sound.”~@kameronmichaels🏳️🌈💪🏼💃🏽
For the longest time [mostly prior early 20’s] I was killing myself inside. I was hiding the fact of who I was. I can recall those early moments in elementary school, I knew I was different from the beginning. I had foreign emotions in my head without any guidance but rather prejudice & bullying from other kids. EVERYDAY, until I graduated highschool I was tormented by others. I left to the military when I was 19 years old hoping for an escape. Even in the military I feared being dishonorably discharged, just 5 years I had endure. At this time the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was still in effect, discriminating the LGBTQ COMMUNITY. I found people in the military who didn’t care for the first time, treated me like an equal. 🤫😶
I had my reasons, it’s unfair that only gay [LGBTQ] people have to come out. Imagine if a heterosexual has to come to their parents, the disappointment or concern for the challenges the child will have to endure. “Mom (Dad) I’m a heterosexual!” That seems unlikely.🙀💯⚠️
I thought it was just a “gay thing” but then I realized that no matter what, announcing who you are to the world is pretty terrifying because what if the world doesn't love you back?! It’s not an easy task opening up or being vulnerable in the first place.
It’s only been almost 3 years since the USA, made same sex marriage legal. When I saw the TV screen I cried. I personally don’t believe in marriage, but I was so happy for couples that have been waiting for this moment & human right for decades! I do deserve my own great love story too. 🙏🏼👭👬💗
Those experiences only made me a stoic individual, I have a career that I love, I’ve found nature, & I’m grateful for the support of others. I’m not that skinny, weird, & shy kid growing up in a small town anymore. Still weird. I’m HAPPY at 32 years old & stopped listening to the haters long time ago. LOVE YOURSELF! It gets better!
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