Imagine the scene
Your lips are only inches away from the soft pink lips of the person you care about most in the world, and slowly the distance between you two becomes smaller until you're both lip locked
Now imagine you two are the same gender
and she isn't out she can't come out
Suddenly the door to her room flies open
and you are both forced apart by the hateful glare of her mother as she forces you to leave.
Again, she cant come out
She can't come out because her family would spit the word gay off their tongues as if it was poison to the straight line of a narrow mind that only knows hatred for who she is.
She's too scared to come out
because she would rather suffer in silence then free the black mold that see[s from her family's lungs with every hateful breath
And as I'm forced to watch I have to ask, what happened
What happened to this so called "accepting society"
That claimed to be here for us
and yet so many of us are forced to stay in the closet and face the crippling loneliness that sits heavy on our hearts because not even our families will accept us
And I ask again what happened
to the society that promised to protect us
42% of LGBT+ youth live in unaccepting communities
85% of LGBT+ youth are harassed at school for being gay
30% of LGBT+ youth will have attempted suicide by the time they are 15
Well, what happened?