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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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ThatRandomGirl1 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
That explains me so much but you know add a being bi I'm Bi 
XD1411 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This peom tells the truth. :) I like that.
julianLopes Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
what is this ... ? song or conscience
but i like
JeniferJenny Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im.. not a boy but i am bi and i havent come out
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
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.
twister4241 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Well said, good sir. Some people just need to stop living in a dream world.
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."
pmykittykat Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yaasss weerrkkk 
AnBlonde Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Respect to you madam.
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