am I bi? yes. will i call myself gay? also yes. lesbian? i’m hella lesbian. queer? yep. homosexual, lgbt, sapphic, wlw i’m gonna take all those words and make them mine, i’ll take all the labels until no one else knows what i am. if my rights get labeled gay rights, if i can get gay married, if it’s easier to turn down homophobic shit by saying “actually, I’M gay, so you better watch your mouth.”
it’s not a war, those words are there to help us, and i will use whichever word can help me, and people like me.