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🏳️‍🌈My Experience of LGBTQIA+🏳️‍🌈

🏳️‍🌈 Sharing my journey within the LGBTQIA+ community: 🏳️‍🌈

Growing up, I realized quite early on that I didn’t just like ‘boys’ like my peers did. But due to not knowing anyone who was gay or queer, or it being something that was known to me, I hid that part of me.

I also always felt that I didn’t fit the normal ‘female’ stereotypes. I didn’t feel like a girl or a woman, just a person. It was hard to explain, but something that is apparently really common in autistic people.

When I was older, and married, I finally was comfortable enough to be able to express myself and reveal who I really was and how I really felt.

I came out as bisexual in 2020 and enjoyed being out and proud. After a year or so later, I realized that after having non-binary friends, that there was finally an identity that fit how I felt about myself, that I wasn’t weird. I was just me.

I looked into different gender identities, and toyed with Demi-girl, but for me, it didn’t feel right, and soon learned that non-binary fit me much better.

It’s a weird feeling, I don’t feel drawn to either gender at all, I just feel like a bottomless pit of nothingness. I suppose it’s hard to explain to someone that hasn’t experienced it.

So I decided to come ‘out’ in my gender, and I also realised pretty soon after that pansexual fit me much better than bisexual, and started identifying that way.

It’s hard. I don’t correct people who misgender me, in fear of backlash or confrontation. Which is the hardest. We just want to be accepted and loved, like anyone else.

Please don’t forget non-binary people when celebrating pride and being an ally. We need the support, more than anything! 🤍🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈

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