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I am gay.
I'm not a disease, I'm not a problem
I'm not an affliction
I don't need treatment.
I don't need help
I'm not sick
I'm not confused
I'm not a sin.

I am gay.
I'm your daughter
Your sister
Your friend
Your co worker
Your classmate
Your acquaintance
A complete stranger

I am gay.
I need love, just like you
I need smiles
I need support
I need a hug
I need a friend
I need a family
I need acceptance
I need understanding
I need you

I am gay.
I know what love is
I know what pain is
I know what hate is
I know what life is

I am gay.
And I need you to love me
The same way you loved me before you knew

I am gay.
And I have experienced hate
From more people than just you

I am gay.
And I wont change.
I wont give up.
I wont back down.
I wont pretend.
I wont lie.
I wont deny.
I wont hide.
I wont hurt.

I am gay.

And that's okay.
Coming out is a bitch.

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Edit: You are all unreal. I thank each of you from the bottom of my heart, I am still just stunned at the amount of love and support I have gotten from people. I can't believe this has gone viral and is on the Wipe Out Homophobia Page on FB! Crazy!
I do want to note that I saw whoever shared it changed the last line from "I'm sorry if that's not okay" to "that's okay" I do get why they changed it, obviously. I had my reasons for it being that way, as I explained in comments - it was sarcasm. But I have edited the poem to have it as "that's okay" so it is not conflicting with the now viral post everywhere. Thank you all again a billion times over!
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ThatRandomGirl1 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
That explains me so much but you know add a being bi I'm Bi 
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XD1411 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This peom tells the truth. :) I like that.
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julianLopes Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
what is this ... ? song or conscience
but i like
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JeniferJenny Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im.. not a boy but i am bi and i havent come out
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lostcause1991 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  New member
I support but I know my parents don't. It's wrong. a lot of my friends are either gay or bi and it hurts when they say that its a mistake or oh they're just confused
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Danubium Featured By Owner Edited Oct 19, 2014
You are rather confused, because there is no such thing as 'being gay'.

A person who declares an attraction, a desire, to be her identity, and acting on it as her identity-determined "nature", is essentially declares herself a mindless id-creature driven by compulsion.

The egotistic hubris oozing from your lines only underscores this.
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twister4241 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Well said, good sir. Some people just need to stop living in a dream world.
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MidoriBobLee Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is no such thing as being "happy"?
Lol. On a more serious note, you didn't have to be so inept about it.
"I know what love is. I know what pain is."
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pmykittykat Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yaasss weerrkkk 
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AnBlonde Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
NO
H8
Respect to you madam.
-AnBlonde
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