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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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SomeDerangedFreak Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Student General Artist
This is magnificent and rings true, (I should know,) and the poem itself is beautifully written. Congrats! :)
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EremikaLovesYou Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
The gay are the nicest (:
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TalonLugia Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well said! I happen to be gay myself. Thank you for posting this!
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onica-helman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"coming out is a bitch" tell me about it
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ArtisticNerd12345 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely well done. You are really one of those people that actually came out of the closet and had the world know your opinion. Absolutely outstanding! clap clap 
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ILovePinkPonies Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just don't understand why people hate gay people so much! Love is love, and they should respect every sexuality!
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tisha11 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student
Beautifully put, I can relate to this completely.
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VioletteIrisse Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful. You shouldn't have to 'come out', you should just be able to say 'Hey, this is my girlfriend.' And that's just how it should be. You shouldn't have to explain yourself. This poem is so beautiful, Cheers. x
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WangJundu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Writer
I, for one, would appreciate some kind of genius,
You, for another one, please give me some time
In absolute order to dream about the Heaven! I love
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Satanic-morals Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so deep and amazing! <3
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Animeangel12131 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Good for you love is love gender is but a small factor in life
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Fuzzybunnylizard Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
amazing, i love it !
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HelloThereLovelyKids Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  New member Student Filmographer
Amazing! 🌹🌺🌸🌷🌻 I love it! Such a good poem!
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janice-xyz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Quite nice! Very well put.
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:iconjasminecreates:
JasmineCreates Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
And that's fine by me. 
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:iconluna-plasmius1234:
Luna-Plasmius1234 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm glad that someone is willing to support gay people,I hate how people put them down.thank you for speaking up
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Lunadoom Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student Writer
Nice!!!
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AceBaby23 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Interface Designer
If my brother read it, he would very happy :) Thank you :) 
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AliceAzon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
thank you
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EarthenDivinity Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
BTW I hope you don't mind but I shared this on Have A Gay Day on Facebook. Its an awesome lgbtqa group. I linked your poem/profile on it so they know you wrote it too. :)
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EarthenDivinity Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the most beautiful poems I've ever read. Very powerful.
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IfsKatOk Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  New member
I love that poem, because, well coming out a bitch. Lol. 😂
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musicbxgirl5 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student
Thank you. :)
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Darryl2969 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
This is just to beautiful.
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ShadowYoshi12 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I know this was made a while back but I still think it's beautiful. I don't think anyone who isn't gay our bi can really understand how it feels. I can't really confirm thIs because I am not gay or bi but I still feel bad that society isn't fully accepting of homosexuality. If hating gays got you into heaven our nirvana our whatever the fuck you believe in, than I guess I get eternal torture.
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Tuggersgirl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
very well written Hug 
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SKAenjoyer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General 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  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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HentaiChimp 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  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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cronosx2008 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is true
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crowleys-girl001 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
It's perfectly fine to be gay. No not gay homosexual. I'm not homosexual myself but even if I were I wouldn't care. Homosexuality is found in over 700 different species so which one is actually weird?
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VinceIsHype Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
You're a faggot though, lol
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:iconkaizellea:
Kaizellea Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Rude much?
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ShadowYoshi12 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I think your right otakufangirl but I do kind of think he was just joking around. Take out the hate on people who are saying things that couldn't really be interpreted differently. I applaud your actions though
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OtakuFangirl1200 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Really?! People are going to pull this crap?! Geez, I mean really, that ruined my day.
Thanks a lot for wrecking this comment section. I'm offended.
:( why? Just WHY would you say that?!?! This person is brave enough to say it out to the World Wide Web and you go and bash them! Why?!
Even though I don't ship yaoi/yuri when it comes to anime, I am a person who finds it perfectly fine in reality, main reason being I have a bi best friend.
So please, I beg of you, THINK before you comment :(
I hope that we can stay on fairly good terms after this.
Good day to you sir/madam
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crowleys-girl001 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
You are so freaking rude. The bible also says that you should forgive and have acceptance for your fellow man. So I pray that one day you will crawl out of the darkness and see the light in every soul. God has a plan for us all and not a single one of them is the same so if you judge someone for being gay you are judging God's plan. The big man upstairs knows what he's doing with his child son to sum this all up. For being a homophobe you are going to Hell.
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OtakuFangirl1200 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hold up. I get your anger and I just shot a message to this commenter... But Hell? They might see the light after this... K?
Hope we can stay on good terms, and thank you for standing up for homosexuals everywhere (I have a Bi best friend so I guess this counts for them too?)
Have a great day, and no matter what be yourself!
:)
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Bodilia40-EnderBrine Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Holy fuck...I did not say that...my mom hacked my account....I'm so sorry.....I didn't even know she typed that....just.....wow......again so sorry.....
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crowleys-girl001 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Its fine
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MyArtIsMyFreedom Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i still can't come out to my family that i am bisexual :( 
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OtakuFangirl1200 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry. This is who you are and I'll bet my hat you are a good person. Even though I know screw all about the confession side of it, I have a bi best friend, so I'll stick with this: You're no different than before they knew, the same great person you are here and now. If that isn't enough motivation, read through a few of the works for BI in deviantART, it might help.
I wish the very best for you, have a wonderful day!
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MyArtIsMyFreedom Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)) you just made my day :)
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OtakuFangirl1200 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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