Yes, I do think it’s better to be out. It’s great to tell a group of my straight friends at a party, “You know what would make this party better? Diversity!” But like, who am I or anyone else to tell someone else, “You need to be out. Trust me, it gets better”?
What do you do when the most homophobic violence comes not from an anonymous blow as you’re walking down the street, but in the house you grew up in and from people who are supposed to love you?
How are you going to have kids? I would totally go gay for you. Oh, I always knew, I could tell you were different. I have a friend who is gay!! I never would have guessed! (You look so normal!)
People who attack transgender people do so emotionally, verbally, sexually, and physically. And do not deny that. Compared to the standard population which faces a murder rate of about 1 in 1000, the transgender community faces a murder rate of about 1 in 12.
I have to learn my value, and that I deserve to be with someone who equally wants to be with me. These are things I should have discovered years ago, things my 18-year-old sister is better equipped at dealing with due to her many high school romances.
There’s a fault in his argument, though. Gavin’s editorial integrity falls short because of one little thing.
And here’s the thing that gets me about this, too: yeah, a good amount trans people do suffer from mental illness, just as a good amount of cis people do.
I never got a bid. What happened next was like a punch to the gut. I wasn’t even sure if it was discrimination, but I realized I wouldn’t have been in this situation if I slept with girls.
“Straight acting, u be 2.” “Looking for gym buddy, no fems.” “If ur a faggot it won’t work.”
Below are the top 5 things gay men just don’t want to hear coming out of anybody’s lips (no matter how much collagen has been pumped in them…I’m looking at you Cher).