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