Accepting Myself

John

Florida + USA

Accepting Myself

Bisexual + Gay + Male / 17 and Under /

I knew I was always different since the 1st grade. At first I had the butterfly feelings around certain guys. I thought something was wrong with me, but I decided not to tell my parents.

Around 4th grade is when I first heard the term ‘gay.’ Someone told me it meant someone who liked the same gender as them and that is when I realized that I am gay. But everyone else hated on this guy who they thought was gay so I stayed in the closet. I came out as bisexual later in 7th grade because I thought people would accept me even if a part pf me “liked” girls. But I felt like I was lying to myself so I came out as gay to my closest friends. But my

I came out as bisexual later in 7th grade because I thought people would accept me even if a part of me “liked” girls. But I felt like I was lying to myself, so I came out as gay to my closest friends. My friends told me they knew anyway, since I matched all the stereotypes. We had a laugh at that.

To this day I am still not out to my parents.

Oh and the most important person who really needs to accept you is you. It took me 6 years to comprehend and accept who I am. Take your time and remember that you’re not alone.