I’m scared , I’ve been gay since I was 14 and I have yet to reveal it to anyone other than 2 of my closest friends . I’m scared of how others outside will perceive me since i live in an area with heavy discrimination on the matter . I’m turning 19 this year and I have yet to reveal it to my loved ones . I’m scared of the Outcome.
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I think a lot about people in your situation. I grew up in LA and can’t know how hard it must be to be different in places where conformity is highly valued. A lot of people yell “escape” at you, but most people can’t leave their lives behind. Your generation is very lucky to have the internet. Previous generations felt fare more insulated. And here you can know that so many people in so many places would accept you entirely for you who you are. Some might even think you are cooler for it. In some progressive places it can be viewed as boring to be a straight white male and you will find white dudes grasping at connection to any outgroup status. But the real bottom line is that about 10% of everyone, everywhere is gay. That means that you are surrounded by people in the closet. Know that. Be frustrated about it, but know that you really aren’t alone, and that others are doing their best to fit in too. And then ESCAPE!!!! lol