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I Can’t Believe I Have To Say This In 2022…

In light of recent events of AGIG, I felt the need to post this. I hate the fact that I even have to post these things. It’s 2022. Why are we judging people who are LGBTQ+… IN PRIDE MONTH?

If you didn’t know already, I am a lesbian. I’m gay. I like girls instead of boys. However you put it, I am part of the LGBTQ+ community. No one will ever be able to change that about me, and I’m never changing who I am.

I’m tired of going into spaces and being judged for my true self. I was relieved that school was over and that summer is here, so I could finally be free from homophobic bullying at school. But on the first full day of my summer, a group of AGIGers decided to make homophobic posts, and made me feel awful about who I am.

I’m tired of being invalidated. It’s 2022. Same sex marriage has been legal for almost seven years, and yet people still treat being LGBTQ+ like it’s something bad. But it’s not. Judging others for who they are is bad. And despite all the hate I might get, I can’t go back to a day where I have to hide a part of myself. I love myself for who I am, and while hate might hurt, that’s just a sign I have to embrace myself even more.

I was sure I’d scared away all the homophobes in the AG community already, but a few of them were in my Instagram follows, so I felt like I had to post this. Hate of any kind is not welcome on AGDN- this is a loving place for all sexualities, gender identities, races, ethnicities, religions, disabilities, ages and everything else. And I will forever work to make sure that despite what goes on in AGIG, AGDN will remain a safe place for all AG fans.

Now don’t you understand, I’m never changing who I am.

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