18 Moments From "Love, Simon" That Everyone Who Is Gay Has Personally Experienced
When you hit on their boots >>>
When you fantasize — and, okay, picture an entire life together — with someone who you barely even know:
When you develop a crush on someone who, for very heterosexual reasons, just wasn't for you:
When you endure dozens of awkward moments of flirtation just to figure out if someone was gay or not:
When you spend an entire night planning to tell your best friend everything, but never manage to do it:
When you end up coming out to someone who you don't even know well, like, at all:
When you have your first "girlfriend"/heteronormative partner:
When you suffer a mini heart attack any time your parents almost catch you looking at something even remotely gay on your computer:
But also: when you have a mini heart attack every single time someone in your family almost finds out that you're gay:
When you wonder: "Why is life so unfair that only some people have to publicly announce their sexuality?"
When you get involved with someone you meet on the internet:
And when you finally meet that person — a day that goes down as one of the most stressful and memorable moments of your life:
When you go through the denial phase and hope that it's just "a college phase or something":
When you're afraid about ending up "too" gay:
When you finally decide to come out to your family:
But also, when you finally feel at peace with yourself afterward:
When you make your first gay friend:
When you realize that the entire process of self acceptance isn't going to be easy, but you'd do it all again...
Because that's when you know it's the only way to be truly happy.
This post was translated from Spanish.
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