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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.


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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Neonboomboom Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
This is unbelievably true. If I could, I would give u credit and let u show the world this.
TidalwavePrime Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist
And it is a shame that people who are not "normal" need justify themselves to be accepted and even then not from all.

I would not judge for who you are because everyone is different but in their own ways. Don't give up on being gay because there is nothing wrong with it people just judge for what or who you like but don't let that control you, you chose being gay and SO WHAT! What I've learned so far in life is that you don't judge a book by its cover. This poem it straight from your heart and that's what matters. Be gay I don't care. It doesn't matter to me. Don't stop being who you are because it doesn't matter if you are gay or not. This goes for everyone
Faggotron-3000 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
waow duud
Irislady Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
I love this poem it's simple yet true.
TheCutseyGirl Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
never give up
WaterNinjaKai Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seriously why do you need to hate people because the love who they love?
Mixed-weirdo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Very amazing. I want to wipe out Homophobia and Transphobia 
GreenlandandSweden Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
;-; just beautiful....
Iscon3000 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
No one should have to hide who they are. In the future things hopefully will be better for gay people.
ZenoDiac Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
superqt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Stunning! Clap 
joy97 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  New Deviant
Thank you for pointing out all this things about hoosexuality! :)

(Your short sentences make it more direct and powerful.)
rhunel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015   General Artist
Yay.  :hug:
skytchek Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Chills the entire time,
I am so happy you are content with being yourself. <3
HFJ13 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student Writer
I have a cold.....

.....I bet the GAYS are responsible!
Yuki-Asakawa Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Don't ever give up! People can be horrible, but not everyone are! You're so brave, I admire you! Good luck!
Briannabater Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you for posting this and please don't mind the anti-gay trolls posting here.  You are awesome and very much more than okay :)
cutetango Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with this so much. No one should be hated or put under the 'normal' human being. No one should be loved less or less respected for their sexual statuses. And frankly I don't understand people who put gay/bi/transgender people under them and give them shit because that 'isn't normal'. It's not their lives so why do they care who a person loves? Everyone should have the right to be themselves and be comfortable and not judged. But it isn't a perfect world and people don't care enough to understand. Hopefully one day no one will be judged by who they loved, and soon.
Wonderful poem, and hats off to you for coming out. :hug:
Sarafinaofthepride Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel this poem , this amazing treasure you wrote is like my feelings.
I am also lesbian, I am proud and I am glad you're proud , I know its hard. I am afraid to tell that I am a lesbian to my parents  and my family and the college students and the new friends I made and teachers.
I only told this to my best friend and my shrink 
I am amazed you wrote this wonderful poem
WelshCrevans Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
You're so forward about coming out, I could never do that.
This is crazy brave, seriously.
I try to write about it myself, but I get too afraid to mention it too obviously.
Check it out on my DA if you wanna see what I'm tryna get at.
LyraCal Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good for you! I have a child-like mentality about some 'political' stuff like this, and I don't see the fuss over liking someone from the same gender. I mean, you're still a person, you still need things like a person, why the heck is there a fuss about it? As long as you're not making a move towards me, I'm fine with anyone- and that boundary lies with everyone.

Also, why have people decided that 'gay' equals something to be feared? Gay. Means. Happy. Why have we decided gay equals what it does in today's society? 
xPhaZy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I send you hugs, love and rainbows. <3 Proud of you for believing in yourself enough to be able to make such a decision. Best of luck to you!
Sexy-Cricket Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  New Deviant
Epic speach
LOVEYHERE Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
Bloodcycle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
u gay. Fact.
Luvme2Death Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Student Writer
I'm bi and I come from a Christ-loving background... I find you brave.
bvballtheway676 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Student Writer
I am bi and people judge me for it
Wonderpland Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
This is beautiful... 
Mounibear01 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am bi
And this is beatiful
And true
SoraIsMyHomeboy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
crocodilerocker Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dot-Nothing Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Professional Writer
you are so strong on the inside as strong as ahnuld. continue your journey of inspiration so that more people can be themselves.  you are a shining plasma flower.  go out and achieve thy objectives, make a lovely space that your friends can enter and feel loved.  Go you!
CelineDGD Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
:hug: <3
winx13club Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Student General Artist
this is awesome! keep up the good work
Kirby1213 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a gay uncle and I find this really amazing :3
TheFlawedOne Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I had a gay brother and best friend fr in the 80s before it was alright to shout it from the roof top. My brother died of aids in the mid 80s. Everyone was told he had cancer. One of my best friends got it in the 2000s. He doesn't talk to me any more since that. I'm glad it's so acceptable now or at least more than it was back then. I hope you have a happy life.
strawberrydrama Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Student Artist
It's fine. I have a lesbian friend, and I accept her. And also I support Gay rights! :) I'm so proud of America and ever since I begin to grow love with America. P.s Awesome Poem!
Athelstan-the-Saxon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
It's strange, I'm pansexual and yet I hardly consider myself part of the LGBT community. But honestly, the real plague upon this world is the plague of intolerance.
KraftyKitteh Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Student General Artist
This is awesome! I'm not gay, but I'm totally supportive of this!
codywife1 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2015  Student Artist
I am Pansexual

But I do have a Gay friend ^-^

Being Gay is very okay!
MistressOfThePain Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
This is absolutely amazing. I had once told my dad I was bi, and he almost kicked me out of the house. So I had to cover up, say I was confused, and all that shit. I am happy to have read this today.
LoverFanfic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Deep... I LOVE IT!! It's so beautiful... I have a gay friend... He's really nice.
Salemport Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
All I got from this, I am gay, thx kkk
phantasiamcr Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This poem is really nice ♥♥♥
syanne69 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this, best poem ever. Now if only people would read this and accept gays for who they are, not who they love...
Briannabater Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Professional Photographer
THank you so much for posting this.  Much love and support.
KindomsPrincess1161 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student Artist
No, its not okay. Its not what GOD wants so it'll never be okay. 
InkkBlot Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Well, since God doesn't exist, I don't really give a damn what they want.
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