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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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Tuggersgirl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  New member
very well written Hug 
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SKAenjoyer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a few gay friends, and it's really no big deal! Coming out was brave.
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ultimatedonniesgirl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  New member Student General Artist
So proud that you came out. I think that would be so hard. I am bi,but I've only came out to 3 people. Stay strong :) :D
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saito20 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I won't get what's the problem of some people with being gay or not. First of all, it's noone's business. It's the same with racism and sexism and all that. It's picking some random reason to hate someone and create pain. I wish everyone was loved and respected for what they really are, no just for some unimportant random trait.

Good poem
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OtakuFangirl1200 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
This may get long, but very worth it:
If that's who you are then be who you are, whoever you are behind the screen of the Internet is EXTREMELY brave to publicly say this. The part that got me was: "I am gay.
And I need you to love me
The same way you loved me before you knew"
Because I have a bisexual friend and when I found that out about her, it didn't matter, it's not like they're an alien just because you know about their sexual orientation. They're the same, great person you knew even before you knew their sexual orientation. Overall, this poem is wonderful, you have some guts to say this and youre amazing the way you are. Don't ever conform to society's beliefs of the cookie cutter style of life, be that person deep down, since they (you) are fricking amazing.

I wish you the best in life :) Have a wonderful day.
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XxRoseTheWolfxX Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I have every urge to write a very long comment, but I will say this:

We are here for you.
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Sealyanphoenix Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent! I love this! <3
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Sara-Sylvanas Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very well said, i like your honesty.hug 
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Alex-Meraki Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Well said, my friend. :thanks:
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sis545 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Writer
your amazing man this is exactly what I feel . your an amazing person
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