You Don’t Need to Come Out

It’s one of the biggest concerns of LGBT+ individuals, especially youth. When will I tell them? How will I tell them? There is so much pressure from both society and the media to immediately tell everyone that you aren’t straight or cis, as soon as you realize that you aren’t. However, contrary to popular belief, you don’t have…

G.B.F. and the Closet

A few weeks back,  as my friends and I were flipping through the LGBT section of Netflix, the basement dark except for the glow of the TV and surrounded by more junk food than was humanly possible for four people to consume in one night, we stumbled upon the movie G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend) It…

Why I Love Being Gay

I’m a writer, a student, a hobbyist photographer, a political aficionado, a runner, a reader, an editor, and a very ambitious and passionate person, and yet above it all I feel as though the label that sometimes defines me most is “gay”. It’s hard to go longer than an hour around a group of my friends without…

Why Representation Is Important

In the rare event that an LGBT+ character is added into a show, game, or movie, it is inevitable that controversy will arise. Naysayers are quick to question how appropriate it may be that children are exposed to a gay or lesbian individual, or why “everything must be gay now”. There is an answer to…

How I realized I was Transgender

What is Transgender? Transgender is when you indentify with a gender other than the one you were born with. This is an umbrella term for non-binary people and for transsexuals. Most of the time if someone says transgender they are referring to transsexuals who identify as the opposite gender than they were born as, such…

A Battle Inside My Mind: A Personal Story

I grew up in a Christian home, with a brother and sister, and both my parents. Growing up my whole family had a great relationship, though constant bickering between sibling was quite normal (as per most families). I remember almost everyday growing up being called “Gay” or “Fag” by one of my two siblings. Although…