(in which members of the lgbtq community speak out about why they’re not open about their sexuality with their families.)
Shari Heck, 2014.
The notions that LGBT people MUST be out or else they don’t respect themselves, or their harboring internalized homophobia, or they’re not being TRUE to themselves are SO harmful and SO problematic because there are people like this in situations where the choice between staying in the closet and coming out is often the choice between safety and very real danger.
The conservative belief that being gay is a choice is absolutely ridiculous. Why would any of these people choose to go through this pain and trauma?
This is the most perfect set of pictures I’ve ever seen
he looked old for 14
“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
― Pablo Picasso
Faces spam cuz I’m feeling cute and happy today:)