4. My Coming Out Story
There’s a part that’s missing, in 8th grade I would be on social media a lot. I started making online friends and met someone who I became good online friends with.They presented themselves as a boy and I later found out that they were gender fluid, born female, but mainly identified as male, but would sometimes identify as female. Anyway, by the time they had told me this, I had developed a crush on them. However, I was young and uneducated on the topic and slowly started distancing myself from them. But thanks to them, I started doing research on different sexual orientations and eventually came to a conclusion on what I identify as.
This is obviously a condensed version of my coming out story, there’s a lot more to it and maybe someday I’ll tell the full story.
For those who may wonder, I identify as pansexual, which basically means that I like people for their personalities. I don’t care about someone’s gender or how they identify or what’s under their clothes or what’s not under their clothes.
When I say that I’m still dealing with internalized homophobia I mean that exclusively towards myself and not anyone else.
Like I said, I do not have any animosity towards my mom, I love her dearly and since then her views on my sexuality have progressed. Also, I am not bashing any church in this video, but churches do cause a lot of harm to the lgbtq+ community and I experienced that harm firsthand.
Anyway, thanks for watching!