When I found out that I was bisexual it was a tough thing to accept. At the time I was quite religious so, naturally, I thought that I would be going to hell because now all of a sudden, I like a girl, who was also one of my friends. I remember sitting in bed crying that […]
In eighth grade, our Navy base middle school welcomed a new, openly gay student. He was picked on relentlessly, and it made me angry to hear my friends call him names. This helped me realize I was gay too. Since I was popular, and very hung up on my friends’ opinions, I didn’t know who to tell first. So, I asked Mrs. Potter (our lunch lady) to help me. At lunch, I stood on stage with a microphone and announced it to my whole class; “I’m gay.”
My friends continued to accept me, and they even stopped picking on the new boy – who became a close friend of mine.