Just a little blog for sharing interesting/funny/inspiring LGBT-related quotes I find. Please, feel free to submit!
please help reblog this. we need national attention.
gay rights movement project 2013
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So, I’ve been thinking. I’ve gotten a few asks for advice, and initially I wanted to direct those people to a blog that’s more focused on giving advice (I dunno, I just don’t always feel qualified or experienced enough to be giving it). But I had trouble finding an LGBT+ advice blog that’s still active.. So maybe I should turn this into one? Like, it could become both quotes and advice. If I do that, though, I’ll want maybe a couple other people to run it with me. I would want some more diverse viewpoints. I’m a white, cis, pansexual woman, so my experiences are definitely limited in a lot of ways, and I think I could use some help if I were to go through with this idea. If I do, I will probably put out some sort of formal application, but this post is just an attempt to see if there’s any interest. How would you all feel about this becoming a quotes/advice blog, and would anyone want to help me run it?
I'm 12,almost 13, I've heard people say its wrong to determine that you're Bisexual at such an early age. Is that true? Because of that, I'm closet, and only my closest friends know. But we all came out to each other, so it's no big deal in our group. All of us are planning to wait until freshmen or sophomore year to come out. Is that a good choice? Or should we wait and just stay closet. :'(
I’m firmly of the opinion that you can decide on your identity whenever you want. There’s no “too young”. Your perception of your own identity at any point in your life is completely up to you. If you change your mind later, that’s fine. If you don’t, that’s fine, too. As for coming out, just do it whenever you think you’re ready. I, personally, didn’t even figure out my sexuality until I was 19, but my best friend in middle school came out as bisexual when she was 13 and as a lesbian a couple years later. Again, it’s all about what you feel describes you, and you get to decide that whenever you want.
And for what it’s worth, ages 12-13 is about when puberty tends to kick in, so it makes perfect sense that that’s about when your sexual orientation starts to become clear to you.
Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught.
It tells the story about teenage boy whose emerging gay sexuality alienates him from his friends and family.
"Somebody asked me what my sexual orientation was. I said it depended on who I was in love with."
Hi. I am a lesbian and I've only just recently realised. Well... I always knew there was something different. I never was attracted to boys; I've gone to an all-girls' school for the last few years, and have never understood my classmates' ravings about various 'hot' boys. I came out to one of my best friends who is in the grade above me and she was really supportive. The problem, though, is that I have a crush on my best friend. I think she might be gay but I can't get the courage to ask...?
I’m going to be honest: this isn’t an advice blog, it’s a quotes blog. I’m not qualified or experienced enough to help with issues like these. I’ve never been through anything like what you’re describing before. I don’t want to completely shut you down though, so if any followers have advice about this, drop it in my ask and I’ll publish it.
I have a girlfriend but I dont know how to come out to my dad since I'm not really sure if I am a pure lesbian or if i'm bisexual or whatever I am. Plus my sister is gay and recently came out to my family, I dont want my family thinking I am just doing this to follow her footsteps or be like her. how do I tell them without them getting that vibe?
Okay, let me preface this by saying this isn’t an advice blog — I’m not trained or used to giving this kind of advice or anything. But I’ll give it my best shot, and if any followers have something to add, please do so.
My advice in pretty much every area of life is honesty. If you’re not sure whether you’re lesbian or bisexual or whatever, just say that. Just tell your family that you’re in a relationship with a girl, you’re not 100% sure how you identify, but you know you’re not straight. For now, that’s all you know, so that will have to be enough.
As far as your sister goes, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. If they initially get the impression that you’re just trying to be like her, all you can really do is insist that you’re not. Maybe if they meet your girlfriend that will help convince them. Maybe it will take them time to get used to it, but they will. All you can do right now is be honest about who you are. You can’t change how other people react to it, but it at least sounds like your family won’t react too badly, if your sister has already come out before you without too many problems.
Hope this helps!