Personal Narrative: The LGBTQIA + Community

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When we were young, all we worried about was what mommy’s going to make for lunch, or when the new Dora the Explorer was going to come out. Nobody cared about romance, relationships, or any of that. And yet, once puberty struck, everything changes. Confusion and awkwardness fills the atmosphere of middle school, as if a secret came out and everyone was uncomfortable with it. However, this wasn’t the case for me. Some people may call me childish and immature, but I enjoyed watching cartoons – still do – and was thoroughly curious about what mom’s going to make for lunch. Not once had I cared about who had a crush on who, whether this person was gay or not. Actually, as ironic as it sounds, I used to never give a hoot about the LGBTQIA+ community. …show more content…
Moving on, I downloaded an app one of my friends told me about, iFunny. Looking back on it now, that app was full of toxicity and hate towards many minority groups, and the content wasn’t even funny – dirty liars. It wasn’t the best place to learn about how sometimes boys can like boys and girls can like girls, but hey, faith is the one controlling the strings, not me. Any who, once I had downloaded the app, the words “gay” and “queer” and “lesbian” were being tossed around all over the comments and posts as insults towards others. Seeing as my youthful mind was still in development, I originally thought that these people were “bad guys.” It sickens me to this day that I had that …show more content…
It happened so fast, I wasn’t even fazed at first. Another one of my “children” had come out, this time as something I never heard of before. Like before, I researched everything about it; wanting to make sure they felt comfortable with their decision. Unlike before, I related and agreed to everything it talked about, what it meant, and the different variations of it. The research led to connections, which led to shock, which led to that feeling of enlightenment and relief that one would feel seeing civilization after being lost at sea. I was so overcome with joy and happiness; the fact that other people felt the same as me, other people struggled with themselves like me, other people who felt enlightened like me, it was

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