I never really thought of myself as an activist because I always thought I had to be outside protesting with posters and screaming to everybody that abortion is not ok. Now that I sit here and really think deeply about the question, I guess I am….a bit of an activist!
I came out as a lesbian at the age of 14. Until everyone in my family became comfortable with the idea of me being a lesbian, I had to deal with the “
You’re disgusting” “ It’s just a phase” “ You’re going to hell“. Although I am not part of any protests or organizations, I protest to homophobic’s around me on a day to day basis by practicing my “lesbianism”. When I go out with my girlfriend, I hold her hand and I do so proudly! I have come to terms with who I am and nothing anyone every says to me about my sexuality could make me change.
Along with showing others that I am a lesbian, I do other simple things like voting for gay marriage, or sharing my story with individuals who are curious about homosexual relationships. By sharing my story with others, I can raise awareness on different issues that homosexuals struggle with throughout their lives.