I hope you are all partying and celebrating not only our history but our rights, our life and our Pride!
I have been an ‘out’ lesbian for nearly two years now! Just like every member of the LGBTQ+ community, my journey was a hard and long one.
This month is special and important to every single one of us, our ancestor had to fight long and hard for the rights that we now have and we’re all still fighting to combat the hatred and stigma that comes with our sexualities as well.
We are a voice that cannot be contained, we want to love who we want and want to ensure EVERYONE gets to live their life how they wish. No matter what. This will be a hard fight, but we’re all willing to battle!
We will continue to stand together and we will could to fight for our peoples rights to be who they want to be and to love whorever they wish. After all – Love is Love, right?
*TRIGGER WARNING – Self-harm is mentioned*
I came out as Bisexual but not by my own choice when I was 15 years old, I was bullied and ridiculed for it. Being told I was ‘disgusting’, a ‘dirty dyke’, ‘carpet muncher’ and msnh more harsh words that I have put in the back of my mind.
Since that moment, I suppressed my sexuality and refuse to accept the fact that I was attracted to women, all due to the constant bullying. From the age of 15, I have suffered with mental health issues – which I may or may not go into detail later on in one of my blogs.
Which, I think trying to fight and reject my sexuality probably did not help that situation 😂
I then never dated anyone once I left school till I hit about 19 years old.
I spent one year trying to force myself to prefer Male company as I wanted a relationship so bad but it just wasn’t working out. This was probably one of the worse years I have ever had.
Just two months after turning 20 and attempting an overdose, I met my current girlfriend when I was working at the petrol station. I don’t believe love at first sight because love just never worked out for me. But my life honestly has changed so much since meeting her.
I mean, it just felt right – y’know? It is hard to explain but there was like a long piece of string attached to her and me. I knew I needed her in my life and she felt the same.
Super crazy, right?
I came out to my parents, which was hard but they were totally understanding and pretty much just said ‘we’ve known for ages’. Same goes for all my mates, but if I werent willing to accept it – how do I expect everyone else too?
Anyway, we’ve been together for nearly two years, we’ve got a flat together and she is honestly the best thing that has ever happened to me.
I am one very lucky woman. I’m not religious but I do believe IF there is anyone out there, God has blessed me with the best life.
I wish everyone could be out and safe but even nowadays compared to back in the day, there is still a high percentage of hate crimes against homosexuals, Trans and Queer people.
Our world isnt the greatest, but we will get there one day..
Sending all my love and a big virtual hug to everyone ❤
Happy Pride 🏳️🌈