mrsveteran (mrsveteran) wrote,
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This makes me sadder than you can possibly imagine

Found on Craigslist, via ginmar:


An Open Letter to Straights

Apparently all this time I’ve been shoving my sexuality in your face and forcing it on you. I misunderstood. I didn’t know. I am so sorry.

I mistakenly thought it was you who were shoving your lifestyle in my face when you called me faggot before I even knew what that word meant.

I thought you were forcing your sexuality on me when you and your friends cornered me in the locker room after gym class in junior high school, called me a goddamn homo and beat the shit out of me.

I thought the coach was forcing his lifestyle on me when he shouted down at my broken and bleeding body in the locker room that I asked for it because I was looking at the other guys “funny”. . .
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I got the "lesbian" label stuck on me in high school. It led to a lot of the kind of torment the poster is talking about, and I will never forget how I was vilified, ignored, pushed around, etc., because I was, in the words of "friends" who'd known me since I was 5 years old, "a fucking lez." Like the poster, I didn't really know what that meant either. This brought back a lot of memories, and it just sickens me that people can treat other people like this.

~sigh~

I'd like to apologize for my "fellow" heterosexuals. Things like this make me ashamed to be straight.
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