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10-Oct-2017 22:09

When I would attend my high school’s Gay–Straight Alliance group, the room would almost be entirely filled with white folks.

This would be something I would learn to expect in every queer space I’d ever enter.

I thought I was an outlier; I thought I was supposed to try to be white if I wanted to accept my queerness.

It didn’t occur to me that there were other queer POC hiding too.

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By nine, I was sure that my brown skin made me ugly.My mother cried and told my therapist that I needed help “figuring things out.” After that, sexuality became a topic that was skipped over, although sleepovers weren’t allowed in my house again until I eventually promised her it was just a phase.