I used to think I was accepted as the gay child in my family, but now I know my sexuality was simply tolerated.

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Image of me, my dog, and my Jeff Goldblum pillow at home. Designed by Katie Catalano

“ I can’t believe you wrote those things. You were always gay and I never put you down.”

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Illustration by Freepik Stories
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Illustration by Freepik Stories

Why couldn’t I have that level of love? Why didn’t anyone in my family ever look at me like that? And what’s worse, it made me realize that I‘ve never even felt that way about myself. I’d never seen that kind of love and so how could I ever feel it?

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Just a black ass activist with a heart of black.

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