With tolerance and general social understanding of LGBTQ+ identities growing on average, it’s easy for some of us to think that the struggles for equality they face are a thing of the past – but they’re very much not.
Many kids still can’t even get comfortable coming out to their own families, for fear of disappointing them, or of being shunned, or even disowned / thrown out.
Here are a few perspectives from folks who just still have to keep things secret.
10. A funny feeling
Maybe they do know but they’re waiting for you to say it and now it’s just a staring contest?
9. Oh, you don’t even know HOW cute
Let’s get in there and mix things up a little.
8. Safety first
I appreciate the thought mom but that concern doesn’t rank very high.
7. Bashing through
Wait ’till you find out one of those people is your own.
6. Sad and lonely
It’s all good in here, too bad you can’t handle it.
5. The video
Welp, he may well just find out quick.
4. Sad about something
It’s a shame when you can’t share your burdens with family.
3. Put ’em down
And I liked it.
2. The slap
“And never will.”
1. A football bat
Never heard that expression before but I kinda love it.
To all the people out there who have to stay in the closet, we’re rooting for you.
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