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25 Things LGBT People Wish Someone Had Told Them When They Were Younger

25 Things LGBT People Wish Someone Had Told Them When They Were Younger

Time-travelling has always fascinated the human race. There is always a part of us that wishes to see the future or alter the past. And that’s why we have so many things that we want to tell our younger selves that alter how we see ourselves today. This is for all the gay, lesbian, queer, asexual, agender, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, intersex people.

Here are a few quotes from all across the internet collected by Buzzfeed and INC. These reflect everything we have all felt at some point in time and wish we could have heard when we need it the most. Quotes about queer love, sexuality, identity, gender, and surviving it all.

  • “I think being gay is a blessing, and it’s something I am thankful for every single day.”–Anderson Cooper

  • “Don’t be afraid to be who you are. Show who you are without being afraid of being criticized. Your sexuality doesn’t make you a deviant.” – Pedro Ribeiro
  • “Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.”–Jason Collins, first openly gay athlete in U.S. pro sports

  • “Every gay and lesbian person who has been lucky enough to survive the turmoil of growing up is a survivor. Survivors always have an obligation to those who will face the same challenges.”–Writer/actor Bob Paris
  • “You can be gay, it’s ok! Everyone is different and the world is not entirely hetero.” – Gabriel

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  • “There are a lot of nice people out there; you will end up finding these people, and they will find you. Use the internet, it can be your friend.” – Silvia Gomide Gurgel
  • “I wish someone had told me that as soon as I stopped hating myself, everything would begin to get a little bit easier. There are a lot of people like me, and I’m not alone.” – Anonymous

  • “Don’t be afraid of prejudice. And you don’t have to hide yourself for years, as if you were a criminal on the run, just for being gay.” – Gustavo Campos
  • “If God made me this way and he is all loving, I shouldn’t be afraid of being punished. He was the one who made me and he wants me to be happy just how I am. I can practice my faith and still be the person I am.” – Nelson

  • “I wish someone had told me I don’t need to be cured.”- André Luís Ferreira

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  • “Don’t cry because they shouted at you when you said you wanted to be a dancer. One day, you’ll be able to dance as much as you want, without being afraid of being happy, and understand that boys can do ballet too.” – Anonymous

  • “Other people’s acceptance comes second. What you need to do is accept yourself.” – Anonymous
  • “Don’t try to be someone you’re not. It will only hurt you and make you miserable. And anyone who truly likes and cares for you will never be happy seeing you that way” – Eloadir Gomes Neto

  • “Live out all the stages of life. Let yourself fall in love with boys. Have a boyfriend, fall madly in love with him. Time is valuable, and each stage is important.” – Matheus F. da Paz
  • “You can play with a doll if you want. The doll is beautiful, just like you. And don’t listen to anyone who says that playing ball is a guy thing or that dolls, the color pink, skirts, and makeup are gay.” – Fernando Salomè Miranda

  • “I wish someone had told me that I didn’t have to force myself to like men in order not to make my mother ashamed.” – Anonymous
  • “It’s normal to like men and women. Not everyone likes people from just one gender. Even though a lot of people deny it, bisexuality exists.” – Anonymous

  • “It won’t be easy. Many of us would rather feel the pain of loneliness than love ourselves just the way we are. And that’s not your fault. “-Madson Begot
  • “I wish I had told myself that trans people existed. That way, I would have understood the feelings I spent years feeling without knowing what they were much earlier.” – Fer Coelho

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  • “It’s not a phase.” – Anonymous
  • “Someone in the world will love you exactly the way you are. Actually, he is going to love you exactly because you are the way you are!” – Liniker Oliveira

  • “If you accept it, it will make you feel so good!” – Raphael Marques
  • “Be strong, because you will become an amazing person who will fight for your rights, who will have wonderful friends, and who will understand that being gay is just as natural as the wind that blows upon your face every day.”- Maick Ferreira

 

Nobody has ever claimed it to be easy. Experiencing trauma, pain, and agony is a part and parcel of living the queer life. But what we eventually learn to stay strong and honest to yourself throughout the journey. And just maybe, one day, it will all come together.

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