Coming Out As Non-Binary With An Enby-Love and WLW Playlist
I'm 26-years-old and have been "out" (in one way or another) since I was 14. Yet, I am still "figuring out" my sexuality. Last year's Pride 2021, I was in a straight-passing relationship and hadn't come out to anyone (not even myself) as non-binary.
My sexuality has always been an elusive thing. In contradiction to my gender, that has almost never changed. I claimed the label Fluid after coming out to my father about 50 or so times. The first coming out was as asexual, but then I began to doubt myself. There wasn't much representation, and still isn't, for asexuals- especially not for asexual men. My father was the one who suggested I try on the fluid label, see how it fit. For a long time, it was the best one I could find. Looking back, I realize the source of my confusion derived from the changing of my romantic attraction, not sexual. My romantic orientation is like a pin ball that has just been released and is ricocheting off every possible surface. Every surface, in this analogy, is a different gender.
Swallow Your Pride
I looked out the peephole and was astonished at the sight. My older sister, Julia, stood at my door. It took me a moment to even realize it was her. She looked so different from the last time I had seen her. It was like a stranger stood in front of me. Her hair appeared darker, her bright blue eyes seemed duller, and age had faded her once freckled face.
I'm not broken.
For as long as I can remember, I knew I was "different." I didn't feel how everyone else did when it came to people that I liked. I never looked at another person and thought "I want to have sex with you." But I knew that's how others felt, so I acted like I did as well. I didn't want to be different, I wanted to have the same feelings that "normal" people had.
The Death of Words
As someone who's been recovering from a surgery for far longer than anticipated, I've spent an obnoxious amount of time on Twitter to pass the time and boy howdy is it ever a mess right now. I spend a lot of time browsing the queer rights topic which has been under fire in the United States and United Kingdom, mostly in regards to the recent legislations involving transgender people and their involvement in sports.
Success is often measured by the amount of money and belongings we accumulate in life. I won’t argue that those things aren’t important and helpful, but I measure my life’s success by a different yardstick. I count myself successful even though I really don’t have much money, property, or possessions. My measure of success is the happiness I’ve achieved through successfully transitioning to my correct gender identity. Since my transition, I literally wake up with a smile on my face every single day. Everywhere I go, that joy goes with me because the joy emanates from within.
My coming out Journey
My journey to figure out who I am was a long one. It was long but, in some ways, easier than most coming out journeys. I never really felt different when I was young. I started to notice I was a little different. I was always the friend. It happened almost immediately when I met new people. Getting friend zoned so fast was the first clue. The second was that I was interested in both girls’ and boys’ bodies. It was necessarily sexual at that point.
Let’s Have a Conversation about Gender Identities
Some people might think that the pride movement is only about homosexuality and gender non-conformity. However, this movement is more complex than the actual revindications of the LGBTQ+ communities. Because the exclusions of these people have considerable drawbacks on our societies. And their inclusions give way to a brighter future.
My Journey to Pride
I was 16. I found out a friend’s secret, Long before she told me herself I thought I should have been disappointed or disgusted,
When Coming Out Means Losing Everything
You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. Leviticus 18:22 A pastor quoted this bible verse when I asked why he thinks same-sex unions are unacceptable.
Live Your Truth!!!
According to some news station I watched about 4 or 5 hours ago maybe slightly longer. There are about 1.4 million people who may identify as transgender whether male or female in the United States that is. The truth is that number I guarantee is way higher than 1.4 million but yet it fluctuates because of so many different factors. Never mind the statistics right now though, let us talk about acceptance, inclusion and love of these 1.4 million children, teens and adults. For whatever reason no one truly seems to accept us as we are in some many areas. Even when these children and teens are not trying to make medical transition at the time.
June is Pride Month
Three years ago Giorgia Borg sung this song on Britain's Got Talent and earned a golden buzzer. This ten year old girl is being raised by two mothers, which I could care less because I am gay.