Let’s Talk About Being Young And Confused

Being a teenager sucks sometimes.

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May sound silly, but I didn’t know the meaning of LGBTQ.
For those who are as innocent as me:
LGBTQ is a short form or acronym that means:

“L”esbian
“G”ay
“B”isexual
“T”ransgender,
“Q”ueer or “Q”uestioning

People often use LGBTQ to mean all of the communities included in the “LGBTTTQQIAA”

“L”esbian
“G”ay
“B”isexual
“T”ransgender
“T”ranssexual
”T”wo-spirited
“Q”ueer
“Q”uestioning
“I”ntersex
“A”sexual
“A”lly

LGBTQ is the more commonly used term in the community; possibly because it is more user friendly!


My friend recently came out to everyone and I couldn’t be more proud of her. She’s been struggling with her sexuality for a while and she’s so happy now that she’s got things figured out. What made me sad was when she came out to me, she was scared. She’d been dying to tell someone and talk about it with someone but she didn’t know how any of her friends would react (you know how some people say they don’t mind homosexuality at all, but then they get uncomfortable r grossed out when they actually meet someone gay or someone comes out to them? ya). Anyway, when she told me you could hear her voice shaking. She was terrified and she was taking a big chance telling, especially since she knew I came from a Christian house-hold. I was so honored that she trusted me enough to tell me first and of course I did nothing but accept it. It’s not like coming out as gay changes who someone is. They’re still the same person, just when I go on double dates with her, my boyfriend will be the only boy! Haha.


I was massively spoiled, going to both an arts focused high school and a visual arts college, that when I got into the “real world”, I found people were not quite as… knowledgable as my fellow classmates had been. Because of that, I unintentionally fell “back in the closet”; I realized almost everyone at work thought of me as “straight”. It’s awkward. Men have asked me at work why I don’t date anyone, and I think it’s because, in this type of environment, it’s hard for me to reach out and find the right person, without being unprofessional about my identity.


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