It was at that moment my life flipped turned upside down. Knowing that I had immediately adopted the struggles of all LGBT individuals was not a small load to bear. The assaults, the constant fear, the hatred… all became one with my identity.
I wasn’t ready for that kind of commitment, I sneaked out of school early and stumbled my way home, making sure to not give eye contact to anyone in case they beat me to death right then and there.
I flung open my front door, my delicate white face muddled with fear and confusion. My parents sat quietly in the living room.
“guyss, ii,m LITEERr,,ALLY shAKing,” I blurted out
My dad turned to me, concerned. He lowered his glasses.