An Open Letter To Straight People
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lilyhamerling
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An Open Letter To Straight People

by Lily Hamerling

How long have you been gay?

I've always been gay. No, but really how long?

When did you know you were gay?

I've always known. No, but really?

If you've never been with a guy how do you know you're gay?

Dear straight people these questions are annoying,

Alienating,

Othering

These questions

remind us we are not the social norm and that it is dangerous for me to hold my girlfriends hand in public, let alone kiss her.

These questions

are fueled by the mentality that created the closet because the closet was the safest place in a house that believed being gay was an act against God and that God is greater then love.

These questions

are the spawn of a mentality of people who believe we are an abomination and that God will shoot his righteous bullets into our backs to keep us down.

These questions burn our pride and bruise our psyche.

These questions invalidate our love and existence.

Why do I have to prove my love is authentic? Why do I have to prove my existence is authentic?

We know you're just curious

but these questions make us feel like aliens on our own planet.

So the next time you want to ask a gay person a question

ask us how our day was, because we are people too.

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ivoryannaliseCommabassadorWriter, Reader, YouTuber, and Artist
a year agoReply
This was nice! You did an amazing job writing it! XD I'm so glad that you could share this!

potenteclipsedlove to read, desire to write
a year agoReply
thats deep..............awesome writing!!!!

secretsmileI go about life as every day is my last
a year agoReply
Very well said.

stonyDank Meme, Smol Bean, 15 with a Dream
a year agoReply
This is amazing. You get it. Thank you for existing.

stfukateyI am a tiny person who writes big words
a year agoReply
This is amazing. Very proud of you and love you a lot <3 <3 <3 :')

a year agoReply
I'm not saying all straight people say these things but I felt passionate and wanted to write about it.

starcity★FollowMeOnWattpad: @Never_Ending_Stars☆
a year agoReply
Not to be rude or anything, but not all straight people say those things, I'm straight and I'd never say or state those thing out to a gay, lesbian, or bisexual person. And true Christians would never say those things out to gay person. At least I wouldn't, because gay, lesbian, bisexual, or even transgender everyone is human and God loves all of us. He loves all of you. :)

adritadroyBronze CommaI am a lover of language, are you?
a year agoReply
I agree @erofaer

erofaerSilver CommaHow can I be impressive in one sentence?
a year agoReply
I feel this too. I wouldn't say all straight people ask this though, it always makes me happy when someone doesn't blink an eye.

adritadroyBronze CommaI am a lover of language, are you?
a year agoReply
So how long have you been straight? Had you been with someone from the opposite sex back when you were 8 years old? Then how did you know? No, really! It boils my blood to think that these are the same people who talk about peace and inclusiveness when it comes to their sex, race, caste, creed, region, religion but they forget the same when it comes to others.