Tag "Self Acceptance"

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“How Could He Know He Was Gay?” The Ridiculous Question That Came After The Suicide Of The 9-Year-Old

Reports came to light a few days ago about a 9-year-old boy from Colorado, Jamel Myles, taking his life because of anti-gay bullying from his classmates. His mother, Leia Piece,

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THE JOURNEY THROUGH HOMOSEXUALITY

Denial is the first stage of grief. It’s also often the first response to realizing that one is homosexual. Acceptance is the last stage of grief, if one ever does

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Lessons Learned From ‘She Called Me Woman’ (Entry 7)

[Click here for LESSON 6] LESSON 7 From the chapter, ‘If You Want Lesbian, Go To Room 24’, RD says: “I am out to everyone at home. Hiding is not

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The First Time I Was Called Homo

As a child, I was very effeminate. I acted a lot like a girl. My behind swayed as I walked, and gesticulating with limp-wristed hands while talking was the most

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AN ACCEPTABLE TOGETHER

“HELP!” I want to scream all the time, but I’m not quite sure who would hear my cry. It’s a feeling of dread, a pang in my chest, a never-ending

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You Ask Me: “Who Do You Think You Are?”

The essence of life Of the life we claim to hold dear Lies in our conformity In our ability to shrink ourselves Become less of who we are Morph into

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The Destination Of Me

i. On my forehead is an inscription that screams Q-U-E-E-R – apparently visible to everyone but me. They say I’m pretty, with the brows and the lashes. I roll my

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YOUR WAY

You were born this way, but you do not like that you were born this way. You have hated yourself and everything around you. But as you grew, you came

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THE TEMPLATE

The news making the rounds at home is that concerning my older brother’s upcoming nuptials to some pretty young lady. It feels strange honestly but I’m happy for him. In

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The Question About The End Of One’s Self-Consciousness Over Being Gay

David Hudson questions his internalized homophobia and wonders if it will ever go away in this piece originally published on gaystarnews.com * At what age does one’s internalized homophobia fade