Romance is hard enough in one’s teen years. Romance while being gay is even worse. Being a gay teenager means that you don’t get to openly express your emotions as often as other people. It means having to hold your tongue and watch your crush pass you by. Now sure there are more openly gay teenagers today than in the past, but that doesn’t mean they’re as easy to spot as you might think. A lot of LGBT teens would also rather be in a secret relationship, so open teens can kiss any cute romantic date fantasies goodbye. And while we can still ask someone out or confess our feelings to that special someone, the very sad truth is— the feeling will not be mutual. So yeah being an LGBT teen can really suck sometimes, especially when all your friends are going out on dates and getting ready for prom and all that jazz while you’re stuck in the spectators section. Being openly gay is very liberating compared to being in the closet, but it can be a real bummer most of the time. I just want to have a nice open relationship with a boy at school who isn’t ashamed to hold my hand. Or kiss me, or walk me to class, etc., but finding a boy like that is easier dreamed than done.
Being me can really suck sometimes. Or always. Mostly always