“I…..I think I’m Queer?”
It’s a phrase that I used to say to myself plenty of times growing up before finally opening up about my sexuality. I used to mule over it, day and night, thinking about what would happen when I came out. Would I still be loved? Would I be bullied? Would I be disowned? Would my friends accept me?
After you come out the first time, it seems to get easier every time after. Saying ‘Gay’ doesn’t sound like a bad word anymore. And when you say it to others, you start to receive different responses from others. Some saying that they already knew, some asking why you kept it hidden for this long, and others just asking questions. And I think that everyone should know some proper responses when someone comes out to you. Because, while it may be weird at first for you to hear it, I promise that it’s even harder and weirder for us to say it.
What NOT to say:
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