Hope
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AyenGrayce15 | INFP | Filipino
Autoplay OFF  •  a year ago
Because to some of us, coming out might as well be killing ourselves

Hope

by wondergrayce

To those who shared their stories of coming out and used their fame to inspire millions of LGBT+...thank you for giving us hope

That in the midst of a dark and unaccepting environment, we are reminded that there are still parts of this world that supports us

But coming from a closeted individual raised by a religious family We need more stories about queer people whose coming out didn't go as easy

Who came out to their family and got abused physically and verbally Whose family disowned them as though their bigoted beliefs weigh more than their love and support for their children

Whose family sent them to conversion camp Whose family shame them for choosing to love who they love

Who got electroshock therapy as a "cure" to something they can't understand...or bring themselves to understand Whose family asked for them to be raped in an attempt to "change" their sexuality

Tell us that someday they'll come to it That through time they will accept who we are That they'll realize their love for us weighs more than their pride

That we don't need to be fixed because we were never broken in the first place

Because to some of us, coming out might as well be killing ourselves

There are so many people, families out there who are very unaccepting and hateful of what we are Who would go through cruel lengths to try and change what they can't accept

Tell us that we don't have to go through this alone Tell us that there's still hope

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HousecatBronze CommaA small kitten in a big world
a year agoReply
This is a truly awesome acknowledgement of various experiences in the LGBT coomunity

therinamartinsSilver CommaWriter and Friend
a year agoReply
Wow, I'm speechless. Amazing, awesome, it's totally a hit, I'm sure of it! Good job girl! And yes, there is always hope, even when that little light at the end of the tunnel isn't shining. It always be there. So don't lose hope, love.

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
oh man oh man this is amazingggg. you touch on something that i know a lot of people are going through. this will touch a lot of hearts. there is always hope and much more hope to come!

erofaerSilver CommaHow can I be impressive in one sentence?
a year agoReply
Darling, this is amazing. This really captures the many stories people have which don't go nearly as well as others. There is always hope. Don't worry, there's always people who'll accept you. I'm so sorry sometimes it can't be family. Sometimes they're the people you need it from most. But there's still hope.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
There is not only still hope, there is now more hope than ever.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
This has hit me hard. Aside from that, it is beautifully lyrical. The timber and tone of the message are so pure. I had not known that such horrors were visited on our children. I knew of some. Others you have described are absolutely macabre. I think that you are correct. There are stories that you need to be told. Religions that hate their own children astound me. I wish I could have stopped the horror. I wish I would have known.

plutoSilver CommaPlanets man
a year agoReply
so true and so beautiful <3