Disney bringing out all the pride merchandise is my favourite thing right now. ♥ Pins, clothing, ears and even food, I'm so jealous of all the park exclusives they have in the American parks! Fortunately, I still managed to get my hands on a few cute things. I hope I can attend Pride this year and wear them!
However, I found the LGBT Tag on Youtube and thought I'd give it a try. Here we go!
1) What do you identify as?
Lesbian Tangled stan™
2) How did you discover your sexuality?
I wrote a whole post about it, so go and check it out.~
3) Who was the first person you told?
Hmmm... good question, tbh. Maybe my friend Julia? Actually, she found out before I could even say something. I don't remember it 100% correctly but we were writing about something (Love Live, maybe?) and she was like "Sani you're so gay, that's adorable". That was probably the first time I talked about it with a person, not sure though.
The first time I mentioned having interest in girls was during a conversation with my former classmate but it wasn't a "I'm gay"-talk.
4) Describe what it was like coming out.
I think it's impossible to describe the feeling.. I've been thinking about this whole topic for years before I finally came out. So many days passed when I was thinking "Today is the day" but the emotions were so intense that I couldn't get a word out. I just couldn't do it. Coming out and seeing my family and friends being understanding was a huge relief. I don't think that hetero people will ever understand how much of a big deal not being able to talk about being homosexual is. Heteros don't realize that everywhere you look, heterosexuality is shown - in every TV show, movie, couples in the street, etc. We're living in a heteronormative society and not being part of it is sometimes very exhausting.
5) If you're out, how did your parents/guardians/friends react when you told them?
My coming out experience has been very positive. Until now, none of my family members or friends have reacted in a bad way. It's the opposite, in fact. They're all very supportive sweethearts.
6) What is one question you hate people asking about your sexuality?
Do you have a boyfriend? - People assuming that everybody is straight. People are gay, Sharon.
7) What's your favourite thing about the LGBT community?
There's so much I love about the LGBT community! They are fighting for their rights and just want to be accepted, are supportive, spread love instead of hate and they don't judge. I'm glad that I'm part of it!
8) Have you ever been to a gay bar?
Yep. It was the first and by now the only time I've been to a bar in my life. It was more like a cafe rather then a bar but there were only men so I don't plan going there again.
9) Who is your favourite LGBT Icon/Advocate/Celebrity?
My favourite LGBT Icon is nobody else than the lesbian Jesus herself, Hayley Kiyoko. She's done so much for the community and is such a sweetheart and a very talented singer and songwriter.
10) Have you been in a relationship and how did you meet?
Unfortunately, not yet.
11) Have you ever faced discrimination?
Subtle discrimination, yes. Microaggressions are the order of the day. People using gay/lesbian as an insult, using LGBT slurs like faggot, dyke, etc., making homophobic comments, etc.
12) Your favourite LGBT movie or show?
One Day at a Time! I just love how they handle LGBT topics and Elena is one of the most relatable characters in a sitcom I've ever seen. Next weekend, I'll finally be watching Love, Simon in cinema after having waited a whole eternity. Definitely looking forward to that. ♥
13) The LGBT slur you hate the most?
Every slur is terrible but if I have to chose, it's faggot. I just hate it, in any language.
14) End this on something you'd like to tell the world about LGBT.
Mind your own business. Let people be and let them love who the fuck they want to. It's not your job to judge other people for whom they kiss or have sex with.
Quote of the Day: "Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow." -Margaret Atwood