“Roughly two years ago, a day before the pride parade, I came out to my parents, who when I originally told them, believed me to be fucking with them. When I told them I was genuinely serious they appeared to accept me (save for my dad who was very worried about grandchildren). They proceeded to basically tell me to go back into the closet because “it would give my grandma a heart attack.” I then went on to hide who I was. I had to keep heels at my friends place, practice makeup only outside of my house, and lie about going to bars in boystown. Fast forward to June 2017, the emotional abuse became so bad that when I had a friend over while they were on vacation they kicked me out, which I contribute to not wanting to come off as shitty parents who throw their son out when he comes out. So they waited till now. I cannot fit all the evil things that happened at the hands of them, but this is the gist. I’m on my own now, and I’ve never been better.
Because I am a Gay Asexual Millenial, I feel as though I am given a lot of flack for it, but I only want to be treated fairly and with love and
care. I’m just like everyone else. I deserve a good job and career, I deserve love. I deserve everything any straight person would not have to think twice about receiving.”
-John, 24, Gay/Asexual
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