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I hadn’t talked to Mark since our last “date.” Not sure what is going on but did send him a message after the date thanking him, so the ball is in his court. He could be sitting on the text, wondering if it’s worth it. He could be bogged down with work but it’s Sunday. Maybe Nicola and him are trying to come up with a verdict about me. Who knows, but whatever the outcome is, I know we are on different levels. I’m not self-sabotaging something or trying to deflect away from a situation but just what I am feeling.
How To Be An Ally
Every year, LGBTQIA+ events are held in June in honour of Stonewall. As we approach June, it's important to learn how to be inclusive and welcoming during pride month - the one month of the year where the LGBTQIA+ community can be open and celebrated. Or, that's the way it's supposed to be, anyway. Even during pride, a lot of queer youth and adults feel excluded and afraid, especially living in specific communities. As a queer ally, it's important to stand up for your loved ones, and to stand up to those who make us feel threatened or scared.
I haven't had a proper date in years, even Matt couldn't take me on a date. He said it was too hard, pretty much. I even offered to pay for myself. Nope, always had excuses. So, I sucked it up and waited for a miracle that would never eventuated. Waiting for a date would be like watching paint dry. Though, least you would get some sort of satisfactory outcome.
A Gay Point Of View
I would like to start by saying that everything that you're about to read is simply what I have experienced in the past and present as someone a part of the LGBTQ+ community. What I'm writing, is not a reflection on the entire community, for I understand that everyone’s experience (as a queer person) is different and unique in its own way. I am writing merely about the common themes found in my life and other queer people’s lives that I have seen and been around. This is to help and connect with people who have felt isolated and have felt abandoned since the day that they were born because of their sexuality. As a queer person, one might often feel misplaced and unwanted in this world full of billions upon billions of people. We often have to walk through life with unnecessary burdens and often question our existence and purpose on a daily basis even when we’re in a “happy” state of mind. At least I do, which is why I am choosing to write about these experiences and thoughts of mine. I am in need of someone to truly see and understand me just like you the reader. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this! I hope you feel seen, heard, and understood. And for those of you who may not be a part of the community, please don’t take anything said here as an insult. Choose to listen and be open to change. If after reading this you realize that there are things that you need to change, choose it! Choose to be a better supporter and friend. Thank you to everyone who took their time to read this. Peace and love!
A death so brutal
In October 1998, Matthew Shepherd was beaten, tortured, tied to a post and left to die by two men he met in a bar. It has been twenty-four years since Matthews murder and Wyoming still doesn’t have a hate crimes law on the books. Why not?
The Role of Social Media in the Sri Lanka Protest Movement
Introduction: The Sri Lankan Protest Movement and its Role in Social Media Social media has played an important role in the Sri Lankan protest movement. It has not only been a place to share information, but also a place to organize and mobilize people. Social media is a great tool for organizing protests and spreading awareness about the injustices in society. , but it brings its own set of problems. Social media is a great tool for organizing protests, but it also brings its own set of problems.
Living my true self may cause problems
Dear mama, Two things that I always taught by you was to tell the truth and to be myself but what happens when that could cause a problem for everyone involved? I know that sounds a little weird, but you'll understand by the end of the next paragraph. There's something that I've known for a while but never felt comfortable telling you.
An Open Letter to James Cook University
Dear James Cook University, I have done a lot of things late. I like step back, to think about things, take my time and evaluate. My decision to attend JCU was no different. Neither was my decision to finally be open and honest about my sexuality as I began attending JCU as a mature-aged student. And finally, neither is the choice to pen this open letter, asking you to reconsider your stance against a permanent queer space at JCU.
Make Bridgerton Gay, Cowards!
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the incomparable Shonda Rhimes is a force to be reckoned with. A champion of diverse perspectives, whipsmart social commentary, engaging charcters, and immensely diverting storylines, this showrunner belongs to a tier of her own.
Cleaning Out My Closet
...I'm gay. I'm sure it comes as a surprise - at first, anyway. You and Dad used to tease me about what a "ladies' man" I was as far back as kindergarten.
Growing up, I referred to myself as a tomboy: the thought of putting makeup on my face made my skin itch and crawl, the concept of wearing a skirt or a girly shirt made it feel like I was looking at a stranger in the mirror. But still, I thought, I'm a girl. There's no "right" way to be a girl. I can wear baggy clothes and high tops, save my dresses for special occasions, grow up to be a woman. When I was a teenager, I felt trapped, confused, wondering why being a girl was so strange and unenjoyable. I just wasn't very good at it, but like I said, there's no "right way" to be a girl.
All is fair in love and war on Wattpad (boy x boy)
I started writing this story with my friend on Wattpad. All is fair in love and war by _cloudy_jupiter_.. ¢нαρтєя one: тнє