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    Updated on Sep 23, 2018. Posted on Apr 19, 2018

    18 Moments From "Love, Simon" That Everyone Who Is Gay Has Personally Experienced

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    1. When you fantasize — and, okay, picture an entire life together — with someone who you barely even know:

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    2. When you develop a crush on someone who, for very heterosexual reasons, just wasn't for you:

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    3. When you endure dozens of awkward moments of flirtation just to figure out if someone was gay or not:

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    Spoiler: 99% of the time, they weren't.

    4. When you spend an entire night planning to tell your best friend everything, but never manage to do it:

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    5. When you end up coming out to someone who you don't even know well, like, at all:

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    6. When you have your first "girlfriend"/heteronormative partner:

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    But you knew it just wasn't your thing.

    7. When you suffer a mini heart attack any time your parents almost catch you looking at something even remotely gay on your computer:

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    8. But also: when you have a mini heart attack every single time someone in your family almost finds out that you're gay:

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    9. When you wonder: "Why is life so unfair that only some people have to publicly announce their sexuality?"

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    10. When you get involved with someone you meet on the internet:

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    11. And when you finally meet that person — a day that goes down as one of the most stressful and memorable moments of your life:

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    12. When you go through the denial phase and hope that it's just "a college phase or something":

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    13. When you're afraid about ending up "too" gay:

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    It's only later that you realize you can never be "too" gay ;)

    14. When you finally decide to come out to your family:

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    And the pressure is WAY. TOO. INTENSE.

    15. But also, when you finally feel at peace with yourself afterward:

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    16. When you make your first gay friend:

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    17. When you realize that the entire process of self acceptance isn't going to be easy, but you'd do it all again...

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    18. Because that's when you know it's the only way to be truly happy.

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    This post was translated from Spanish.

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