Who I Am

December 6, 2010
By the_remedy292 BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
the_remedy292 BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Write as a gift to others."-John Green

I am fourteen. I live in Chicago. I am lesbian. I thought growing up gay was going to be easy. I couldn’t be luckier family and community wise. My parents and my sister are nothing but accepting and supporting. My neighbors on all sides and then some are all gay couples and I grew up knowing that some people were gay and some weren’t and that I might be. I’d thought about it for years and years, after awhile I just denied it and shoved it down. In eighth grade I just said “Maybe I am.” but after thinking about getting married to a man, those expectations kept me from accepting myself as lesbian. I said “I’m bisexual” it was a concession to myself and society. It took me until a few months ago to recognize who I actually am.

My school couldn’t be better. I never get bullied. Ever. The only thing is there are no lesbians. It’s hard to think of waiting until college and beyond to have a girlfriend. It’s hard to think of liking some girl that is straight because where’s it headed but heartbreak? I guess it’s my only lament when it comes to all this, in fact it’s a huge lament. But what can you do?

Coming out wasn’t hard. I emailed my mom. My friend told my sister. My dad came in while I was reading an anecdotal book and said “So you’re gay” and I said “Yeah” and that was it. Most of my friends know, and it’s great.

That’s who I am, and I’m comfortable with it.

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It's who I am

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on Aug. 6 2011 at 8:45 am
shapeshifter56 GOLD, Cave Creek, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Instead of waiting for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain."
--Unknown Author

I think it's really great that you are so accepting of yourself!


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