After avoiding the doctor’s office for years, I finally went and came out to him. (Note: Yes, this was all an overreaction. But yeah, I stressed over this for most of the year anyway.)
Hey everyone! A few weeks ago I bought 9 lesbian books so I thought I’d do reviews here when I finish them. All book reviews touch on genre/plot, tropes/clichés, and quality of gay content, and include spoiler and light-spoiler versions!
Here is a short reflection of meeting my roommate for the first time and how the religious discussion came up. As an anxious gay, it was pretty uncomfortable.
Hey gang! Today I’m talking identity labels: The good, the bad, and the hardships of label navigation. Here is my (ever-changing?) label story.
Earlier this year, my girlfriend and I celebrated 3 years together. So I’m going to keep up this light/heavy post pattern and tell you the light story of how I found the love of my life on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. [CW–Very brief mention of self-harm.]
PROLOGUE: THE TUMBLR POWER STRUGGLE.
Coming out to people in your life is a never-ending and often difficult process. But coming out to yourself? It’s a crisis that starts in your childhood. You spend innocent years constructing an identity that feels like the ghost of who you really are.
I didn’t realize I was queer until I moved out and started college. I joke about how college changed my life because it made me gay, but I definitely had plenty of signs in the past that my heteronormative and internally-homophobic self-denied, as if I got extra Heterosexual EP Points every time I ignored it. So here lies my ignorance, my denial, my heteronormativity, and my literal stupidity.
Imagine this: You are a nineteen-year-old college girl who has never had sex before. You’ve never even had a boyfriend. You think about dating your guy friend’s roommate simply because he’s into you, even though he isn’t your type. But what is my type? You ask yourself, wondering why you haven’t had a boyfriend before. What a silly thing to ask yourself, you know what your type is.