“Can you pick someone else who is ‘normal’?” said a conservative teacher to another who was going to select me as the winner of the 2014 costume contest at my middle school.
Coming from a Christian background, I was always taught that everything has to follow a straight path. But when I grew older, things started to change.
What they say about love is true. It’s both the best and worst feeling ever. You will fall head over heels, and you will be utterly devastated by it. Love is wonderful, strange, desire and abandonment all at once.
I came out to my mom when I was 23. I showed her a picture of a girl I was dating who could pass off as a male at times. She exclaimed “He’s short, but pretty good looking,” and jokingly, I replied “She’s cute, right?” Her eyes grew wide, and I could almost hear her heart rate as it skyrocketed.
I knew I was a little different since I was young. I realized that I seem more inclined towards guys. Back then, I’ve never heard of the term “gay” before. But it didn’t affect my life, because I thought, who knows what goes on in my mind?
I’m 30, single, and have never been in a relationship. When people find out about this, they usually display signs that resemble something between surprise and doubt: eyebrows are raised, eyes widen, and mouths open.
Alien from Mars: A log for other visitors to this region. Alien or normal? When I was a kid, being alien was the norm.It seems like yesterday when I departed from the comfort of my home to a new and strange place.