Pride Tribute: Why It Took Me So Long to Embrace My Queerness

I recall sitting next to one of my childhood friends on the bus to our high school, and I somehow mustered the courage  to say, “I’ve thought about you being my girlfriend before.” At that time I had a boyfriend - the hetero-safety-blanket, so I never pursued this crush any further. But why? Let's talk about the struggle of embracing queerness...