As a community, it’s important to recognize these struggles, and do what we can to help alleviate the problems within it.
Love, Simon seems like your typical teenage rom-com about a high-schooler who’s not quite ready to come out yet, but it offers so much more. While the story focuses on Simon’s experience with learning about his sexuality through emailing another closeted high schooler, there are layers upon layers of social commentary about being a gay person in the modern day.
The show is empowering in a way that is so modern, and so relevant to so many different communities, that no matter who you are, you’ll find yourself learning new ways to love who you are.
As my experience in straight-centric environments becomes more expansive, I start to see why members of the LGBTQ+ community often lean toward spending time with each other rather than with those outside of it. However, the experience of interacting with other members of the community is no strut down the runway, either.
Ah yes, it looks another installment of “Keep the Gays Out of our Favorite Things” is unfolding right before us, brought to you by J.K. Rowling, and several fans of Harry Potter who find joy in insinuating that our childhood selves wouldn’t be welcome in the wizarding world.
Now that I seem to notice it constantly, I think it’s worn on me to a point where it seems like much of society doesn’t actually take the idea of a man being with another man seriously.
I'm gay. Whether or not I, or anyone wants to believe it, it's an important part of me. I love being gay, but I hate being gay. Well, "hate" might be a strong word. It makes it sound like being gay is a truly miserable experience. I love it more than I hate it, but society …