For Pride month, we asked our members if they would like to share their stories about their lives and what Pride means to them. The response has been amazing and we may continue these after Pride month has ended. If you would like to contribute your story, please send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Lee for sharing his story.
Pride is Fucking Fun
by Lee Brophy
I’m very fortunate to have parents who accepted me for my queerness no questions asked. One caveat, I had to come out to my dad twice because the first time he thought gay and bi were the same thing (if he only knew!)
It took me until I was 19 to come out as bisexual due to chronic shyness. I had been bullied for being fat by so many people that it completely destroyed my self esteem and expression. It took years of sarcasm, reverse psychology, and a really big mirror for me to undo the self sabotage. Now I separate the feedback into ‘useful’ and ‘that’s funny, I wish I thought of that’.
I don’t begrudge anyone who was horrible to me growing up. I am who I am today because of everything that has happened to me.Continue reading “Lee’s Story: Pride is Fcuking Fun!”