My sexuality is for myself to own.
It is not for others to assume.
It is not for others to judge.
It is for me to know so I can be happy.
After coming out as bisexual (and now pansexual) I've had these awkward things happen to me:
Men awkwardly assume that I'll be attracted to them.
An ex spread a rumor that I want to "f*ck my roommate".
Girls think that they're getting a "gay friend" now that I'm not straight.
It's been interesting to see how people react when they find out I'm queer, when honestly it shouldn't matter at all.
I'm happier with myself more than ever; I'm able to be more expressive and feel like my most authentic self. Isn't that what's most important?
I have worked tirelessly to build confidence and pride in the fact that I am queer. I'm still working on it and I still don't expect everyone to understand...so at the very least, please be kind to people who are in the LGBTQ community.
Even if you don't fully understand where they come from, all you need to understand is this: Anyone who has come out as queer is much happier with THEMSELVES than they were in the first place. Period.
My sexuality is for myself to own. Your sexuality is for you to own too. Be you and be proud of who you are no matter where you fall on the sexuality spectrum. 🏳️🌈