As queer folk, we carry a lot of baggage. Before we can be truly free to be ourselves, we have to spend some time getting to know what makes us tick, and that is not always fun, but it is important.
Stop making excuses and lay to rest that incessant need to make other people comfortable with who you are. That mindset only creates shame, and this is Pride Month – a no-shame zone. The only person who needs to be comfortable with who you are is you, so stop worrying about what other people think and fall in love with the freak that is YOU.
You are worthy of love, but it starts with the person in the mirror. You are unique and that is beautiful. You are screwed up and that is okay. I’m proud of you.
You are here for a reason. Stop existing, start living, and never forget that I love you.