Richard and I knew that the truth might be frightening. That we know that we’re both positive. Some people say we’re all gonna die. I say they’re wrong. We’re gonna fight this. Together. And we’re going to live. We are going to live.
@mirandadivozzo: Tomorrow tomorrow, I love ya tomorrow, you’re only a day away! @whenweriseabc 9pm c. Throwback to the early days on set, pretending to run the show when @dlanceblack was away with @austineyes and #JonathanMajors.
In honor of LGBTQA+ Pride Month, I’ve written what was supposed to be a short snippet that quickly turned into a monster.
Quick shout out to my boo thang @catastrophicfawn. Here’s the H2OVanoss I promised you, even though its not the one I sent you initially. Lmao
And To my wonderful and amazing girlfriend, @heidipoo-xox, who reads everything I write to make sure it’s not garbage. I love you babe. Happy Pride. <3
Last note, there is a part where there is homophobic language that may be triggering to some. It’s quick and its short, but it helps with the message and I just want y’all to be aware.
That’s it! Love you guys and I hope ye enjoy! <3
In small towns, the likelihood of a person coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community was rare. More often than not, these individuals will remain deep in their own personal closets, afraid of the persecution that comes along with being themselves, until they can move away and pursue the life they’ve always wanted. There were other times however, where they would express themselves, come out with the thought that they could never live in a world where they were in a lie. These ones decided to deal with the dirty looks, the mean words, and the nasty rumors that circled about their own personal lives. It was hard, and trying on their mental and emotional states, but sometimes, they were able to find the support they craved.
For Jonathan Smith, it was all a reality.
He was thirteen when we understood that he wasn’t attracted to women.
At his best friend’s birthday party, he found himself ironically locked in a closet with a female classmate. When she leaned in to kiss him, as the game insisted, he hesitated. In the end, he did kiss the girl, but it left him asking questions about himself. He should have been happy, elated even, to have the opportunity to kiss one of the most popular girls in school. Instead, he found himself wondering what it would be like to kiss his best friend. It didn’t help when the intense feeling of jealousy bubbled up from his gut when Evan went into the closet with who would turn out to be his girlfriend for the next four years.
It took a year of soul searching, of crippling depression, of always thinking that there was something wrong with him. It wasn’t until his older brother, Luke, took him to a Pride parade in Washington DC and confided in him that he himself was bisexual, that Jonathan finally had what he was looking for.
He was gay, and he was proud.
Evan was the first person he told, and cried heavily when his best friend said that it didn’t change anything, and that he’d always love him.
So he started living a little more freely; within a month, the entire high school knew. And while he had earned some support, he had also gained some enemies.