so everyone on here pretty much knows that today is the day in which we remember those who have lost their lives due to the bullying they faced just for being gay. I walked to class in my purple and looked back at how I have been treated throughout my life. People complain and argue against today but like everyone else who has looked outside the box, today is a day to really look at what the lgbt community really goes through. Being gay,lesbian, etc. isn’t something people just choose to be. You don’t wake up one morning and say “Oh I think I like penis/vagina now”. For me it has been hard trying to really accept who I am. I grew up facing the constant “fag” “queer” remarks from people. I was bullied, I was made fun of, I was pushed around. I can’t really say it has pushed me to the extremes where I wanted to take my own life, but it did make me feel like such an outcast in the world. I was ashamed to accept myself. I tried to force myself to believe that I was just going through a phase and it was gonna pass. Even then I still felt like I had to hide who I was and be someone different just to avoid all the bullying. I guess I didn’t do such a great job of it. Coming out wasn’t a walk in the park either. People make it seem like it is such an easy thing to do, but I held it in sooo long I feared what people thought of me. I feared I would lose my closest friends who are straight thinking that they thought I would hit on them or something. I haven’t even come out to all of my family yet just because they are so traditional and don’t accept that kind of lifestyle. To live in a world where most people look at love on the outside and base it on gender makes it hard to really be who you are. Coming out and just being open with everything now has really made me a better person. I’ve learned to love who I am and not be ashamed of the sex I am attracted too cause its not my orientation who defines who I am. To everyone in the lgbt community, and all those supporting the cause: I praise you. We can only hope that one day there will be acceptance. To those who still face the bullying and teasing: Be strong. You are no different than anyone else. Don’t be afraid to be who you are and keep your head up. There’s a whole community of people behind you to support you when times are hard. This day is really one to remember.
I may not have the greatest looking body. I may not have the looks to even qualify as being “cute”. I may not be aggressive, or be the most macho guy out there. I may not drive the fanciest car or wear the hottest clothes. I may not be the smartest person in the world. I may not have the brightest personality. I may not be talented in areas where I wish I could be. I may not be the child that my parents brag about to other people. I may not go to church or follow my religion as much as my family does. I may not be as innocent as people think I am. I may not be the perfect role model.