Tag Archives: Homeschoolers Are Out (LGBT Awareness Week)

Be A Winner: Susie

“To all the LGBTQ kids out there I want to tell you something: It’s okay. Things will get better. They will. Life may be confusing and hard right now, but this is your storm. Weather it. Stand strong. You know what they say — ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ — and, as cliché as that may sound, it is true.”

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The “Homosexual Agenda”: Libby Anne

“I remember believing the whole ‘homosexual agenda’ thing. Back then, I was afraid of gay people. They were different and scary. They were pedophiles who should not be trusted around children. I wonder if that’s how the people writing the blogs I was reading feel when they talk about the ‘homosexual agenda’ – fear of something different, scary.”

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Why I Stopped Being Anti-Gay: Heather Doney

“It wasn’t a conscious decision to come out as an ‘ally’ and I actually never officially have before now, but I will say that this friendship definitely changed my perspective and I have been one ever since, just in quiet ways. After all, this friend was my ally at a key time in my life, the very first best friend I’d ever had.”

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The Queer Elder’s Son: George

“My parents still love me. They are from a different time, a different age, and aren’t quite able to cope with the entire truth. But they know who their son is, and they love him anyway. They love him enough to lose friends, to be removed from a church, to question their own deep biases. Sure, things could be better. But they could also be a lot worse.”

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I Am Trans, And I Am Beautiful: Haley

“I am so glad that I have met so many vibrant LGBT homeschooled young people who got out. We are okay just the way we are. Growing up homeschooled we had every reason to hide our identity but now that we are adults, we can be ourselves finally. I am the happiest I’ve ever been. I love being me. I no longer feel like an actor in my own life.”

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