Because I was a “fag” for being a “feminist Bernie cocksucker.”
Because I was a “flaming pussy” for wearing yellow shoes.
Because I was only valedictorian due to having “zero friends.”
Because I was told I get “no pussy” solely for posting art on Insta.
Because I was a “gay nigger-lover” for loving Frank Ocean & Moonlight.
Because, while these were the ones I wrote down, I heard worse.
Because, due to this relentless bullying, I was desperate to be straight.
Sorry for the vulgarity; I wanted you to see what it was actually like.
What it was like dealing with the worst of racists in suburban Texas.
I wanted you to know why my mind REFUSED to be remotely gay.
I hope it was eye-opening—that I persevered the hell, the existential crises, the bipolar disorder mania, & anxiety. I hope it was inspiring.
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