I couldn't let June slip by without doing SOMETHING for pride month. I'm very insecure about my appearance and my sense of identity so it was really hard to find a label to define myself to make things easier. I discovered I mostly agree with gender fluidity. Sometimes I am more feminine, sometimes I'm androgynous, but mostly I am male. Growing up in the southern part of USA (Mississippi in fact, one of the most racist states) was actually really hard. Coming from a religious family who basically accepted no one except straight white people, I had a difficult time making friends or discovering things I liked. I was ashamed to tell my parents anything about me because I was afraid of their judgement and their values. They told homosexuality was sin and that all gay people will go to hell before I even knew how to tie my shoes. I was reprimanded for exploring my own means of fashion. Being called a girl was basically the worst insult people could think of. My parents wouldn't allow any of my friends who were black over to stay the night. Not even the white girl who had a black father. They "didn't trust him." I was forced into Christianity. Everyone I know is a hypocrite because they say God loves everyone but then they'll take a step outta church and say "God hates fags." I have so many feelings about this that I just can't convey. Maybe when I reach 100, and I can do a face reveal to mark that big achievement, I can tell you all a bit more about who I really am. Happy Pride Month, guys. I love you all.
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