To the closeted queers

Closeted gays, lesbians, bisexuals, pansexuals, asexuals, aromantics, polysexuals, trans guys, trans girls, nonbinaries, genderqueers, etc.

Not being out does not make you weak or “wrong”. You are valid, you are brave, and you are so amazingly strong.


a few storyboards for a project i never actually finished, it was going to be a short film about an aromantic girl that can see people’s “red string of fate”

Tried to tell my mom I'm aromantic
  • Me: I don't think I'll ever want something like that
  • My Mom: Why not?
  • Me: I don't ever feel anything other than friendship with someone
  • My mom: You have to find the right person
  • Me: I don't ever feel like that though, no matter how great someone is
  • My Mom: You both have to feel things for each other
  • And then
  • My Mom: You have to find someone on the same level as you
  • Me: I want the emotional connection but I don't want romance
  • My Mom: Why not?
  • Me: It just doesn't interest me
  • My mom: Well you have to have it if you want the emotional connection
Daily Affirmation 448.

Your arospec identity can also be an m-spec identity. You can know that you’re romantically attracted to multiple genders even if your experience is limited or you’re not totally sure that you know what romantic attraction is.

I’ve seen non lgbt+ folks argue that they can use the term “coming out” for themselves and I am personally very against that. But I’d also like to hear other lgbt+ folks’s opinions on this too. Should non-lgbt folks be able to use the term coming out?

Beauty & The Beast: Chapter Three

Third chapter is out!!

“She’s waking up,” a voice whispered.

My eyes fluttered open at the sound of voices murmuring above me. I squinted as the harsh sunlight nearly blinded me. A shadow shaded my face and I found myself staring into the face of Gaston. You have got to be joking.

I rolled over on my side, choking and coughing. The taste of smoke was burned into my mouth and lungs. My body ached and I longed to slip back into unconsciousness. As I looked around me, panic shot through my veins.

“W-what–” my words were cut off by a series of gasping coughs as I struggled to maintain enough breath to talk.

“Shhh, you should be resting,” Gaston urged, his voice surprisingly smooth and natural – a stark contrast to the rich, deep voice I heard earlier that afternoon.

Shaking my head to clear my thoughts, I attempted to prop myself up on my elbows, but my arms were trembling too violently. My vision was blurry, as though I were staring through a layer of smoke.

“May I?” Gaston asked, placing his hands under my back.

Frustrated by my previous attempts, I nodded. A few nearby women stifled gasps and giggles as they watched, no doubt wishing to trade places with me.

He helped me sit up against his shoulder, his hands wandering a little too far down near my waist.

“Don’t,” I hissed, glaring at the man.

He chuckled, but removed his hands from my back with a flirtatious wink.

I took deep breaths, attempting to resist the coughs building up in my lungs. My head pounded and the crackling of the fire echoed in my ears. I was so foolish…

“There’s no…retrieve the body…fire has died down…”

“W-what body?” I murmured, my voice shaking and my eyes widening as the words carried through the wind and reached my ears.

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anonymous asked:

Aro Slytherins? Maybe even aroace? - S

We’ve actually done aro slytherins here, but we could do it again.


Aroace Slytherins using their ambition to its fullest power, making it a point to fulfill the stereotype of “you must be able to get so much done because you’re ace” like “thank you very much, I will then. I will climb the ladder and smash all your dreams just for saying that.”

Aroace Slytherins being incredibly nervous and wringing their hands together so tightly it leaves marks when they come out but all others notice is the proud way they have their head held high and how steady and strong their voice is.

Aroace Slytherins creating a Super Secret Club™ just for other aroace Slytherins to support each other - in everything from coming out to facing prejudice to needing some help getting their hands on that potion ingredient they need to try this new potion they found.

Aroace Slytherins being the kind of people to roil on the inside when faced with amatonormativity or compulsive heterosexuality but never just coming out due to anger or to make a point. They’re the kind of people who come out when they want to who they want - usually friends they trust completely. They are not above coming out to shut up bigotry, but only if the timing is right and they’re pushed to the edge.

Aroace Slytherins being able to present an incredibly convincing front of not being aroace to the outside world when they aren’t ready to or haven’t come out yet… to everyone except the person (or persons) they are dating, as they rarely ever get intimate in public. PDA is limited and for show purposes only.

Aroace Slytherins not feeling the need to be very loud on a day to day basis about their pride but when they show up to pride events, they will show you up.

Aroace Slytherins either being very touchy-feely and flirty or very private and seemingly withdrawn. Sometimes they may even fluctuate directly from one to the other. There’s not usually much of an in between, though.

Aroace Slytherins knowing all the technically legal hexes - wordless and wandless - for those moments when the aphobia is too much in their way. They teach them to younger aroace Slytherins.

Aroace Slytherins being calculating, listening to all the people to avoid, and finding people’s biggest insecurity, saving it only for when necessary.

Aroace Slytherins who take up the role of protecting other mogai Slytherins from in house and out of house prejudice, who are protected in return by the rest of their house. Loyalty runs deep.

Aroace Slytherins who have a host of loyal friends to either stand with them or be there for comfort afterwards when they are ready to come out to their family. They typically come out to friends before any family.

Aroace Slytherins becoming a bit of a legend within their house - and even sometimes among others, remembered far after the time that they graduate.

~Hufflepuff Mod

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