There are many ways to #ComeOut as #LGBT+ but make sure you do it in a way that is right for you. There’s so much advice we’d give you, from telling a friend first, having a safe space to go to, speaking to an LGBT+ Chatline, but you need to do it your way! Maybe our video ‘Something I Need to Tell You’ could help as well. Watch here: https://youtu.be/aMhRF7OqXLE #comingout#lgbt#lgbtqia#queerart
Growing up gay in a Roman Catholic environment taught me these things about God:
His Love is conditional. In order to earn His favor, you must fear Him. You will “get in” to heaven by practicing righteous behavior, and be “cast out” to the fiery depths of hell if you do not practice righteous behavior.
GOD. JESUS. THE BIBLE.
By association, these ideas - which in essence are just words pointing to vastly beautiful realities - took on a negative connotation early on in my life that instantly disconnected me from them. Because if God = conditional love, and condition = homosexuality, then I was a condemned sinner no matter how much beauty I felt, created, and shared as a sensitive being. In a world of surface-level judgment, sensitivity was subpar, connectedness secondary. There was no getting around the rigid mandate of acceptance set in place, the immutable thought process which had manipulated those I loved and revered the most.
Despite my understanding that I was a deeply creative being from an early age - a little boy that could spend a lifetime alone writing, drawing, and filming Lego movies on his dad’s flip camera - and that God truly expressed himself as every particle of the Universe, I subconsciously began to associate all concepts relating to organized religion with fear.
Fear was the airtight jar in which I kept the secret of my feminine essence prisoner.
And so, my life thus far has not so much been a process of evolution - of growing into an unprecedented version of myself - as it has been a process of returning to who I already am.
Que el mundo y yo te queremos de veras, pero yo siempre un poquito más que el mundo.
Every now and then amongst darkness light will creep in and gloriously shine ✨This is one of the moments @pete.buttigieg running for President of the United States 🇺🇸. A gay man who is a mayor and married to a man. Our leadership is extremely dark right now lying, underlying racism and homophobia and in your face bullying. What a beautiful light ☀️ Keep alert there is light that God will send, everywhere you just have to look. And when you see if focus and feel that light as long as you can 🙏🏻❤️ ☀️ Oh yeah and he’s a Christian! 😀 #Repost@pete.buttigieg with @get_repost
Yesterday, I announced I'm officially running for president of the United States. It’s not just about winning an election -- it’s about winning an era.
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Hey shistersss I have some news 😱😱 I’m bi🤗 I like girls too😂💀 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈 Told a couple people haven’t told my mom she follows my instagram so surprise mom I’m bisexual 💀 I’ve actually dated a couple girls in my past never shard but like 🤷♀️ So hey anyone hmu 😂🤙 This like might shock some people and be like “no shit she’s bi” but like yea so surprise or like idk? But yea I’m bisexual I like both sexes ❤️🏳️🌈. * * * * * Tags for clout ☁️ #photo#bi#bisexual#comingout#lgbt#surprise#shocker#shook#video#pink#selfie#lgbtsupport#girlswhokissgirls
Queer fam, please read this request for stories. Let’s make sure we’re well represented! 🏳️🌈
At the end of 2018, I was out to dinner with my friends and we went around the table and we each said the projects we wanted to do in the coming year, our goals. I told them about the project I have been wanting to do for years, that I’ve been too scared to attempt, that seemed too hard, but that I thought the world needed especially right now. And somebody said, “the fact that it frightens you, means you definitely should do it.” Everyone nodded along. I thought about it a long time, I wavered back and forth, and finally I made a decision. This was the year I was going to do it. I’m going to take a big risk.
I’m trying to make the most inclusive book about sex for everyone, by everyone. It’s (probably) even going to be called Sex with Every Body, (by Everybody.) It will be published by @littlebrown in 2020. It will include YOUR STORIES printed anonymously, and essays by experts and professionals, interviews with people who have had unique experiences, and so much art and illustration and comics. It will be thick, and it will be beautiful. BUT I NEED YOUR HELP! I really want to get anonymous stories about everything- first times, heartbreak, coming out, going through transitions, fetishes, funny stories, silly stories and sad stories. Even boring stories are great. 600 words or less. Not too much of your time. Just fifteen minutes to submit so that someone out there reads it and feels less alone. I cherished Our Bodies Ourselves when I was a teenager and those short first person accounts. I imagine a book of these would not only be entertaining to read, but more importantly, so helpful to others.
Will you please submit a story? And ask your friends to as well? Please spread the word however possible- a repost, a mention, a whisper. I will forever be grateful and I think so will everybody else. www.sexwitheverybody.com for submissions and info. Link in profile. Thank you so much. So much love for your support. PS. f you want your art, comics, etc to be considered for the book, email me. Or if you have a longer more important story to tell.
I took a long hike today to see the wild poppies. It was good exercise and a good chance to clear my head. I came out to my boss a few days ago, and she was super supportive of me. It’s nerve wracking to think about being publicly out when my parents are adamantly denying my identity. But I’m ready to stop hiding, and to stop living for other people. I will never be the child my parents wanted me to be. And that’s okay. I will be the person I was meant to be. I will be Aaron. And that will have to be okay for everyone else.