A community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens to talk about their sexual identity, including: coming out, relationships, friendships, organizations, school, and current events.
This year has been hard on me. I’ve been on the receiving end of sexual harassment and stalking lately. I can’t tell my family or anyone close to them becuz some of this involves past non-straight relationships.
The Kavanaugh, molkka situation, and rape culture in general has only made me feel even worse.
I started to let fear and humiliation of the ppl who did these things to me take over and I was losing my own agency by doing nothing and letting myself feel ashamed for something that was never my fault.
So I thought about breaking my silence to an LGBT+ friendly student group at school. Where I could potentially feel safe but I was still afraid to becuz one of the ppl who sexually harassed me is friends with some of them. It was a risk but I took it becuz I was so sick of doing nothing.
That day they just so happened to pass out teal ribbons for sexual assault awareness. I saw every single person take one.
I spoke and my anxiety made it really hard but everyone listened. No one said anything that I didn’t want to hear and they all had something comforting to say to me.