I knew I took a liking for boys when I was twelve, but I always tried suppressing it because it was different from what we, in society, were taught: that being queer meant being lesser, being queer meant being ridiculed, being queer meant being abnormal.
As my strong and freshly-pubertal feelings for the same sex grew stronger, accepting myself for who I was grew harder to do. I’ve spent countless nights tossing around in bed trying to figure out what was wrong with me.
Even though it took nerve to get to this state of mind, I slowly tried to make sure to love myself more and more each passing day, despite all odds.
Clichéd as ever, Lady Gaga helped catalyse the process of acceptance and self-love when finally, at sixteen, I was ready to tell someone. My best friends replied with “So?”. What else could I possibly want? Not all of them would’ve understood where I was coming from, but they had my back no matter what. Despite being bullied and questioned for being a tad effeminate, or for not being interested in sports, or for my “mannerisms”, I tried to get through high school mostly unfazed by all the ignorance, solely because of the support system I had in my best friends.
College is a whole different ordeal. Making friends is always harder when you realise that most of the people around you could never like you for who you are. I was alone, I was scared and I was vulnerable, until I found my like-minded rays of sunshine who are now getting me through college, supporting me every step of the way and loving me for who I am. I love you guys!
I don’t care about appearances anymore. If someone were to come up to me and ask me if I was gay, I’d say: “Duh”, and that wasn’t something the younger me could’ve ever dreamed of doing. I wish the younger me could see how confident I am in my queerness today.
Securing my social media has further helped me block out negative people and talk about and share content with people who are similar and not afraid to voice opinions. Confiding in my queer friends that I’ve met online also helped me cement my queerness. Even though it might seem like a small step to some of y’all, it made a huge difference.
Still on the matter......
1 Corinthians 6:9 proclaims that homosexual “offenders” will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Matthew 19:4–6). Here Jesus clearly referred to Adam and Eve and affirmed God’s intended design for marriage and sexuality. Kidnapping for example, Jesus never specifically said that kidnapping was a sin, yet we know that stealing children is wrong. Is homosexuality then a sin? What can you say to a world where LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) is now allowed, or even legal?
Incest is sexual activity between family members or close relatives. Sex between an adult family member and a child is usually considered a form of child sexual abuse. Prevalence of incest between parents and their children is difficult to assess due to secrecy and privacy. The story of the reason Lot’s daughter committed incest remains neutral, merely offering an explanation as to why it happened, and attempting to absolve all of guilt. Lot’s daughters thought Lot may have been the only male left alive, and as such the only path through which procreation could occur. Lot would not have willingly taken part in their plan while sober. If there is nothing wrong with incest, why did they have to get him drunk to have sex with him? #genesis19#theguests#angelinhumanform#visitors#homosexuality#incest#sin#whatmustwedo
I already made a post but I didn't say anything about my gender or sexuality, so... I am pansexual, grayromantic (it means I rarely experience romantic attraction/fall into a gray area with it). I am pangender, though mostly say nonbinary to avoid confusion. And yeah, pronouns I've already stated (they/them), and I'm so happy to be an admin!
Hello! This is a new account, so we don't know how many people will admin yet. But they will introduce themselves as they join. For privacy purposes I will go by "A📿" because my name starts with A and I'm Christian (i just wanted an emoji tbh). I go by they/them pronouns. So yeah, if yall have any questions, just comment! -A📿