Pride month has made me think back a lot to years when I first started exploring my sexuality. I first realized I was into girls when I was 11 years old, a year before starting middle school. At that point, most of the girls in my class were getting interested in guys, had crushes on the guys in our class and found their first boyfriend. I didn’t understand it. So, I started identifying as lesbian, even though I had one or two male celebrity crushes. But I didn’t tell anyone, it didn’t feel safe and it didn’t feel right. And when, at the age of 16, I realized I was not lesbian but bisexual, I didn’t tell anyone either.
Even though LGBTQ+ rights have come a long way, there’s still a lot of work to be done. And with Trump being elected president, Theresa May’s proposal to make a deal with DUP and the far-right gaining popularity all over Europe, LGBTQ+ activism is very much necessary. Whether you’re an ally or part of the community, there are plenty of ways you can actively support the LGBTQ+ community and LGBTQ+ rights organizations. I already shared a list of organizations you can donate to, but since not everyone is in a position where they can give away money, I thought it’d be a good idea to share some other forms of activism and support as well.
Whether you only have a couple of dollars to spare, or got a pay raise and don’t know what to do with the extra money, I highly recommend donating to LGBTQ+ rights organizations. Most of them allow small amounts of money and automatic monthly payments, and even a few dollars gets them a long way. So here’s a list of organizations that either take donations or sell merchandise to fund their activities.
Today it’s been one year since David Bowie passed away. Besides being a wonderful artist and blowing me away with his music, he also has influenced my life for the better on many other fronts.I can honestly say I wouldn’t be the same person I am today if it wasn’t for David Bowie. And I will always be grateful for the life lessons he and his music have taught me.
Today’s post is a very personal one, I’m coming out. I’m bisexual. I’m into both men and women. The people closest to me have known for a while. But I never came out, not officially, not publicly. Not until now.
I knew that I wasn’t heterosexual from a very young age but only came to terms with my bisexuality within the past few years. When I was 9 or 10 years old and people around me started to get interested in the opposite sex, I noticed I was different. I wrote about it in my diary, back then.